Froan

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Froan
Froan is located in Trøndelag
Froan
Froan
Location of the island
Froan is located in Norway
Froan
Froan
Froan (Norway)
Geography
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates63°59′34″N 9°03′13″E / 63.9928°N 09.0535°E / 63.9928; 09.0535Coordinates: 63°59′34″N 9°03′13″E / 63.9928°N 09.0535°E / 63.9928; 09.0535
ArchipelagoFroan
Length40 km (25 mi)
Administration
Norway
CountyTrøndelag
MunicipalityFrøya
Demographics
Population38 (2017)

Froan or Froøyene is a populated archipelago of small, rocky islands in the municipality of Frøya in Trøndelag county, Norway. Froan consists of several hundred islands and islets that lie in the sea about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the Fosen peninsula. The islands run for about 40 kilometres (25 mi) in a northeasterly direction, parallel to the coastline. The island village of Halten lies at the northern end of the island chain. Only a few of the islands are inhabited, and in 2017, the population was only 38. The Froan Chapel, built in 1904, is located on the island of Sauøya. The Halten Lighthouse and others are located throughout the islands.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2017-09-12). "Froan". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-19.