Husøy, Senja

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Husøy

Husøy i Senja
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Husøy is located in Troms og Finnmark
Husøy
Husøy
Location of the village
Husøy is located in Norway
Husøy
Husøy
Husøy (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°32′32″N 17°39′45″E / 69.54222°N 17.66250°E / 69.54222; 17.66250Coordinates: 69°32′32″N 17°39′45″E / 69.54222°N 17.66250°E / 69.54222; 17.66250
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictMidt-Troms
MunicipalitySenja Municipality
Area
 • Total0.11 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
Elevation21 m (69 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total285
 • Density2,591/km2 (6,710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9389 Husøy i Senja

Husøy is a village in Senja Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village covers the entire island of Husøy which is located in the Øyfjorden off the northwest coast of the large island of Senja. The village/island is located about 53 kilometres (33 mi) southwest of the city of Tromsø. The village of Fjordgård sits about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) across the fjord on the island of Senja.[3]

The 0.11-square-kilometre (27-acre) village has a population (2017) of 285 which gives the village a population density of 2,591 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,710/sq mi).[1] Up until recent times, the island was only accessible by boat; however, it is now connected to the island of Senja by a 300-metre (980 ft) long causeway. The island has a grocery store, primary and secondary school, daycare, restaurant, and Husøy Chapel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Husøy, Lenvik" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-06-21). "Husøy". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-08-25.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Husøy at Wikimedia Commons