Gurskøy

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Gurskøya / Gurskøy
Gurskøya / Gurskøy is located in Møre og Romsdal
Gurskøya / Gurskøy
Gurskøya / Gurskøy
Location in Møre og Romsdal]
Geography
LocationNorway
Coordinates62°14′N 05°44′E / 62.233°N 5.733°E / 62.233; 5.733Coordinates: 62°14′N 05°44′E / 62.233°N 5.733°E / 62.233; 5.733
Area137 km2 (53 sq mi)
Length11 km (6.8 mi)
Width16.5 km (10.25 mi)
Highest elevation660 m (2,170 ft)
Highest pointSollia
Administration
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
MunicipalitiesHerøy and Sande

Gurskøya or Gurskøy is an island in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 137-square-kilometre (53 sq mi) island is shared by the municipalities of Sande and Herøy. The villages of Gursken, Larsnes, and Moldtustranda are located on the island. The southern part of the island was historically part of the municipality of Rovde.[1]

The island lies north of the Rovdestranda area on the mainland; southwest of the islands of Hareidlandet and Dimnøya, west of the island of Eika; east of the islands of Kvamsøya, Voksa, and Sandsøya; and south of the Norwegian Sea.

The island is home to many fish-related industries such as fishing and fish processing.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Gurskøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-16.