Innfjorden

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Innfjorden
Village
Innfjorden is located in Møre og Romsdal
Innfjorden
Innfjorden
Innfjorden is located in Norway
Innfjorden
Innfjorden
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°29′36″N 07°33′35″E / 62.49333°N 7.55972°E / 62.49333; 7.55972Coordinates: 62°29′36″N 07°33′35″E / 62.49333°N 7.55972°E / 62.49333; 7.55972
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Romsdal
Municipality Rauma Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 288
 • Density 900/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6315 Innfjorden

Innfjorden is a village in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is situated about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the town of Åndalsnes and 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southeast of the village of Måndalen along the European Route E136 highway. The road from Åndalsnes to Innfjorden goes through the 6,594-metre (21,634 ft) long Innfjord Tunnel, which opened in 1991 after a series of deaths caused by avalanches on the former road along the shore of Romsdal Fjord.

The 0.32-square-kilometre (79-acre) village has a population (2016) of 288 which gives the village a population density of 900 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,300/sq mi).[1] The local economy is mainly based on agriculture, while there is some industry and a few service companies relating to tourism, transportation, and road safety. In addition there is an elementary school, kindergarten, and the small Innfjorden Chapel.

Surrounding Innfjorden are 1,200-to-1,800-metre (3,900 to 5,900 ft) tall peaks on the east, south, and west sides with Romsdal Fjord to the north. The area is frequented by mountain hikers and lately a lot of BASE jumpers have discovered the mountains around Innfjorden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2016). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Innfjorden" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-10-30.