Hjørungavåg

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Hjørungavåg
Village
Hjørungavåg is located in Møre og Romsdal
Hjørungavåg
Hjørungavåg
Location of the village
Hjørungavåg is located in Norway
Hjørungavåg
Hjørungavåg
Hjørungavåg (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°21′10″N 6°04′18″E / 62.3527°N 6.0717°E / 62.3527; 6.0717Coordinates: 62°21′10″N 6°04′18″E / 62.3527°N 6.0717°E / 62.3527; 6.0717
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
MunicipalityHareid Municipality
Area
 • Total0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total733
 • Density928/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6063 Hjørungavåg

Hjørungavåg is a village in Hareid Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located on the eastern shore of the island of Hareidlandet, just southeast of the municipal centre of Hareid.[3]

The 0.79-square-kilometre (200-acre) village has a population (2018) of 733 and a population density of 928 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,400/sq mi).[1]

The area was historically known as Liavåg. Due to the fact that the historic Battle of Hjörungavágr in 986 may have been fought in the vicinity of the village, the village was renamed Hjørungavåg in 1897. The village celebrated the 1000-year anniversary of the battle in 1986.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Hjørungavåg, Hareid (Møre og Romsdal)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  3. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2015-11-15). "Hjørungavåg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-09-07.