Frafjorden

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Frafjorden
Frafjord
Frafjorden.jpg
View of the fjord (looking west)
Frafjorden is located in Rogaland
Frafjorden
Frafjorden
Location in Rogaland county
LocationRogaland county, Norway
Coordinates58°50′37″N 6°14′07″E / 58.8436°N 6.2353°E / 58.8436; 6.2353Coordinates: 58°50′37″N 6°14′07″E / 58.8436°N 6.2353°E / 58.8436; 6.2353
Primary inflowsFrafjordåna river
Primary outflowsHøgsfjorden
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length6 kilometres (3.7 mi)
SettlementsFrafjord, Dirdal

Frafjorden is a fjord in the municipalities Gjesdal and Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. The 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) fjord is the innermost branch of the Høgsfjorden. The Frafjorden has steep sides with no habitation along its shores, except for the village of Frafjord at the innermost part of the fjord. The village and the surrounding Frafjorddalen farming valley stretches about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the fjord and the whole area has about 100 residents. There are also many holiday cottages on top of the high mountain located south of the village of Frafjord. The village of Dirdal is located at the mouth of the Frafjorden.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Frafjorden". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ Evensen, Knut Harald, ed. (2010). NAF Veibok 2010-2012 (in Norwegian) (29th ed.). Oslo: Norges Automobil-Forbund. p. 16–17.