Husøya

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Husøya
Husøya harbour 01.JPG
Husøya harbor with the Sanna mountains in the background.
Husøya is located in Nordland
Husøya
Husøya
Location in Nordland
Geography
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates66°29′43″N 12°04′30″E / 66.4954°N 12.0749°E / 66.4954; 12.0749Coordinates: 66°29′43″N 12°04′30″E / 66.4954°N 12.0749°E / 66.4954; 12.0749
Area1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Length2.5 km (1.55 mi)
Width1 km (0.6 mi)
Highest elevation47 m (154 ft)
Highest pointStøttberget
Administration
CountyNordland
MunicipalityTræna
Demographics
Population426 (2013)
Pop. density284 /km2 (736 /sq mi)[1]

Husøya is a small island and the administrative centre of Træna municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just east of the island of Sanna in the Trænfjorden, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Lovund and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Selvær. The Træna Lighthouse lies south of the island. The island is only accessible by boat, and there is regular ferry service from Husøya to the island of Selvær and to Stokkvågen on the mainland.[2]

Most of the flat island is made up of the village of Husøya, which is the administrative centre of the municipality. It is the location of Træna Church. The 0.39-square-kilometre (96-acre) fishing village has a population (2013) of 426. The population density on the small island village is 1,092 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,830/sq mi).[1]

The annual Træna Music Festival is held here and on the neighboring island of Sanna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Husøya – øy i Træna kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-02-01.