Gravdal, Nordland

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View of the village
View of the village
Gravdal is located in Nordland
Location in Nordland
Gravdal is located in Norway
Gravdal (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°07′06″N 13°33′12″E / 68.1183°N 13.5534°E / 68.1183; 13.5534Coordinates: 68°07′06″N 13°33′12″E / 68.1183°N 13.5534°E / 68.1183; 13.5534
RegionNorthern Norway
 • Total1.27 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
 • Total1,663
 • Density1,309/km2 (3,390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8372 Gravdal

Gravdal is a village in Vestvågøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Vestvågøya in the central part of the Lofoten archipelago, north of the Arctic Circle. The village is situated along the shore of the Buksnesfjorden, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of the town of Leknes. The village also lies approximately 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of the town of Svolvær and 63 kilometres (39 mi) east of the village of Å in Moskenes. Historically, the village was the administrative centre of the old Buksnes municipality which existed from 1838 until 1963.

The 1.27-square-kilometre (310-acre) village has a population (2018) of 1,663 which gives the village a population density of 1,309 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,390/sq mi).[1]

Gravdal has gone from being a small trade center on the island to becoming mostly a residential village. Today, there is a grocery store, kindergarten, primary school, and several small businesses. Nordland Hospital and the Nordland School of Fisheries are both located in Gravdal and have been major economic centers of Gravdal for a very long time, along with the Gravdal port. The more than 100-year-old Buksnes Church, which was built in 1905 in dragestil style, is located in the village.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Gravdal, Vestvågøy (Nordland)". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Gravdal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 June 2012.