View of the town
|• Total||1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||65 m (213 ft)|
|• Density||1,398/km2 (3,620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Post Code||7970 Kolvereid|
Kolvereid is the administrative centre of the municipality of Nærøy 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 municipality of Nærøy declared town status for the village of Kolvereid in 2002, making it the smallest town in Norway. The 1.25-square-kilometre (310-acre) town has a population (2017) of 1,748 which gives the town a population density of 1,398 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,620/sq mi).
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.
- Brita Collett Paus (1917–1998), a Norwegian humanitarian leader
- Ivar Skjånes (1888–1975), a politician for the Norwegian Labour Party
- Nils Trædal (1879–1948), a Lutheran cleric and politician for the Bondepartiet Agrarian Party
- Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen (1849–1909), a Lutheran bishop and politician for the Norwegian Liberal Party
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