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View of the town
View of the town
Kolvereid is located in Trøndelag
Location of the town
Kolvereid is located in Norway
Kolvereid (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°51′56″N 11°36′17″E / 64.8655°N 11.6046°E / 64.8655; 11.6046Coordinates: 64°51′56″N 11°36′17″E / 64.8655°N 11.6046°E / 64.8655; 11.6046
RegionCentral Norway
 • Total1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation65 m (213 ft)
 • Total1,723
 • Density1,390/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7970 Kolvereid

Kolvereid is a town in the municipality of Nærøysund in Trøndelag county, Norway. The town of Kolvereid is located at the west end of the Kolvereidvågen bay, off of the inner part of the Foldafjord. The Norwegian County Road 770 runs through the town, connecting it to Rørvik to the west and Foldereid to the east.

The town was the administrative centre of the old Nærøy Municipality until 2020 when it was merged into Nærøysund Municipality.

The municipality of Nærøy declared town status for the village of Kolvereid in 2002, making it the smallest town in Norway.[3] The 1.24-square-kilometre (310-acre) town has a population (2018) of 1,723 and a population density of 1,390 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,600/sq mi).[1]

Kolvereid is located in the middle of Nærøy, with the town located on the shore of the Foldafjord. The area has grown considerably over the past 30 years. It has a well-developed trade and service industry. Kolvereid is home to the municipality's culture centre, comprising a stage and a cinema, a sports hall, as well as outdoor sports facilities. Kolvereid Church dates back to 1874; the church was designed by architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan. It was built of wood and has 350 seats.[4]

Kolvereid was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Kolvereid which existed from 1838 until 1964.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Kolvereid, Nærøy (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  3. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-01-18). "Kolvereid – tettsted". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Nærøy" (PDF). Nærøy kommune. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-07.

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