Helleland

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This article is about the village in Eigersund, Norway. For other uses, see Helleland (disambiguation).
Helleland
Village
View of the village church
View of the village church
Helleland is located in Rogaland
Helleland
Helleland
Helleland is located in Norway
Helleland
Helleland
Location in Rogaland county
Coordinates: 58°31′25″N 06°07′01″E / 58.52361°N 6.11694°E / 58.52361; 6.11694Coordinates: 58°31′25″N 06°07′01″E / 58.52361°N 6.11694°E / 58.52361; 6.11694
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Dalane
Municipality Eigersund
Elevation[1] 95 m (312 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4376 Helleland

Helleland is a village and parish in Eigersund municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located along the river Hedlandsåna and the European route E39 highway, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the town of Egersund. The Sørlandet Line runs along the river near Helleland, stopping at Helleland Station.

Historically, the Helleland clerical district included all the churches in the Helleland parish, Bjerkreim parish (with a chapel in Øvrebygd), and Heskestad parish. The main church for the district was Helleland Church. The Helleland parish was created as the municipality of Helleland under the formannskapsdistrikt law on 1 January 1838. That municipality existed until 1965. Since then, the parish of Helleland has just included the "rural" northern part of Eigersund municipality.[2]

Helleland Church (Helleland kirke) dates from 1832. It was built of wood and has 500 seats. The architect was Hans Linstow (1787-1851) who also designed the Royal Palace in Oslo and much of the surrounding park and the street Karl Johans gate.

At Helleland there are memorials dedicated to the British aircraft which crashed during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany in connection with the Operation Freshman sabotage attempt, a part of action which was aimed at the Vemork hydroelectric plant, site of the heavy water production.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Helleland, Eigersund (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Helleland – sogn i Eigersund kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Operation Freshman". British Military & Criminal History in the period 1900 to 1999. Retrieved 2016-07-03.