Karlsøya, Troms

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Karlsøya is located in Troms
Location of the island
Karlsøya is located in Norway
Karlsøya (Norway)
LocationTroms, Norway
Coordinates70°00′23″N 19°54′24″E / 70.0065°N 19.9067°E / 70.0065; 19.9067Coordinates: 70°00′23″N 19°54′24″E / 70.0065°N 19.9067°E / 70.0065; 19.9067
Area7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Length5 km (3.1 mi)
Width2 km (1.2 mi)
Highest elevation206 m (676 ft)
Highest pointVeten
MunicipalityKarlsøy Municipality

Karlsøya is an island in Karlsøy Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The 7.91-square-kilometre (3.05 sq mi) island of Karlsøya lies directly south of the island of Vannøya and northeast of the island of Reinøya, along the western side of the Ullsfjorden.[1] The one village area on the island is known as Karlsøy and in 2001, it had a population of 70.[2]

The island was the centre of the prestegjeld and municipality of Karlsøy for many hundreds of years (hence the name of the municipality). The island is still the location of the historic Karlsøy Church. The name Karlsøy comes from the man's name Kalfr which comes from Kalven, formerly meaning "the little island which lies next to the bigger one" (referring to Vannøya).

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  1. ^ "Karlsøya, Karlsøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1936 Karlsøy" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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