Høllen, Lindesnes

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Høllen

Spangereid
Village
Høllen is located in Vest-Agder
Høllen
Høllen
Location of the village
Høllen is located in Norway
Høllen
Høllen
Høllen (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°02′43″N 07°08′38″E / 58.04528°N 7.14389°E / 58.04528; 7.14389Coordinates: 58°02′43″N 07°08′38″E / 58.04528°N 7.14389°E / 58.04528; 7.14389
CountryNorway
RegionSouthern Norway
CountyVest-Agder
DistrictLindesnes
MunicipalityLindesnes
Area
 • Total0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total648
 • Density900/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4521 Lindesnes

Høllen is a village in Lindesnes municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is located on the narrow isthmus connecting the Lindesnes peninsula to the mainland, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of the village of Svenevig. The 0.72-square-kilometre (180-acre) village has a population (2015) of 648, giving the village a population density of 900 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,300/sq mi).[1]

Høllen was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Spangereid which existed from 1889 until 1965. The village is also known as Spangereid since it was the centre of Spangereid for nearly a century and prior to that it was the seat of the parish of Spangereid since Spangereid Church is located in Høllen.[3]

In 2007, the Spangereid Canal was completed through the centre of Høllen. The 0.93-kilometre (0.58 mi) long canal crosses the isthmus connecting the Lindesnes peninsula to the mainland. The canal connects the Lenesfjorden to the North Sea.

The area is one of Norway's richest archaeological sites. The abundant remnants from the Bronze Age and Viking age show the Spangereid was a very important place at that time. Today, the village is a popular tourist destination for Norwegians and Europeans alike.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2015). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Høllen, Lindesnes (Vest-Agder)". yr.no. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Høllen – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-12-08.