Frafjord

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Frafjord
Village
View of the farming village
View of the farming village
Frafjord is located in Rogaland
Frafjord
Frafjord
Location in Rogaland county
Frafjord is located in Norway
Frafjord
Frafjord
Frafjord (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°50′36″N 06°18′19″E / 58.84333°N 6.30528°E / 58.84333; 6.30528Coordinates: 58°50′36″N 06°18′19″E / 58.84333°N 6.30528°E / 58.84333; 6.30528
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyRogaland
DistrictJæren
MunicipalityGjesdal
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4335 Dirdal

Frafjord is a village and farming community in the municipality of Gjesdal in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the Frafjorddalen valley, at the innermost end of the Frafjorden, a branch of the larger Høgsfjorden. The village had about 100 inhabitants in 2001. The 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long Frafjord Tunnel connects the village of Frafjord to the villages of Gilja and Dirdal on the other side of the mountains, replacing the old, narrow, winding road over the mountain pass.[2][3] The Månafossen waterfall lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the village of Frafjord.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frafjord, Gjesdal (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Frafjorden". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ Evensen, Knut Harald, ed. (2010). NAF Veibok 2010-2012 (in Norwegian) (29th ed.). Oslo: Norges Automobil-Forbund. p. 16–17, 241.