Isfjorden (village)

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Isfjorden
Village
View of Hen Church in Isfjorden
View of Hen Church in Isfjorden
Isfjorden is located in Møre og Romsdal
Isfjorden
Isfjorden
Isfjorden is located in Norway
Isfjorden
Isfjorden
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°34′40″N 07°47′43″E / 62.57778°N 7.79528°E / 62.57778; 7.79528Coordinates: 62°34′40″N 07°47′43″E / 62.57778°N 7.79528°E / 62.57778; 7.79528
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Romsdal
Municipality Rauma Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.13 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,297
 • Density 1,148/km2 (2,970/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6320 Isfjorden

Isfjorden is a village in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the town of Åndalsnes. The mountains Kyrkjetaket and Gjuratinden lie a few kilometers away. The historic Hen Church is located in the village. The 1.13-square-kilometre (280-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,297 which gives the village a population density of 1,148 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,970/sq mi).[1]

History[edit]

Painting by Adolph Tidemand in the style of Norwegian romantic nationalism of the Scottish landing at Isfjorden - the number of ships is inaccurate

Isfjorden played an important role in the Battle of Kringen, when Scottish ships, needing a landing spot after sea routes had been blocked by Danish forces, landed there on 20 August 1612.

Clothing industry[edit]

Historically there was a lot of trade between Isfjorden and the northern county of Nordland. Shoes and clothing were produced in practically every home, and eventually several factories were established. This earned Isfjorden the label "the cradle of the Norwegian clothing industry". One of the factories, "Oddfred Tokles konfeksjonsfabrikk", has been turned into a museum.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Isfjorden" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 

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