Grov, Troms

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Grov is located in Troms
Grov is located in Norway
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 68°40′35″N 17°07′14″E / 68.67639°N 17.12056°E / 68.67639; 17.12056Coordinates: 68°40′35″N 17°07′14″E / 68.67639°N 17.12056°E / 68.67639; 17.12056
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Central Hålogaland
Municipality Skånland
 • Total 0.56 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 356
 • Density 636/km2 (1,650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9446 Grovfjord

Grov or Grovfjord is a village in the municipality of Skånland in Troms county, Norway. The village is located 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the village of Tovik along the Grovfjorden at a very narrow point in the fjord. It is about 60 km (37 mi) southeast of the city of Harstad and about 71 km (44 mi) west of Narvik. The Moelva and Gårdselva rivers flow through the village into the fjord. The 0.56-square-kilometre (140-acre) village has a population (2013) of 356, which gives the village a population density of 636 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,650/sq mi).[1]

Grov is the location of the local primary and secondary schools, Astafjord Church, and a library. There are some local industries that mostly center on agriculture, fish farming, and boat building. Grov was the municipal center of the former municipality of Astafjord.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Grov" (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Grov" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-03-31.