Kvaløysletta

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Kvaløysletta
Part of the city of Tromsø
View of the village
View of the village
Kvaløysletta is located in Troms
Kvaløysletta
Kvaløysletta
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°41′44″N 18°53′01″E / 69.69556°N 18.88361°E / 69.69556; 18.88361Coordinates: 69°41′44″N 18°53′01″E / 69.69556°N 18.88361°E / 69.69556; 18.88361
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Midt-Troms
Municipality Tromsø
Area[1]
 • Total 3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 7,976
 • Density 2,641/km2 (6,840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9100 Kvaløysletta

Kvaløysletta is a part of the city of Tromsø on the eastern shore of the island of Kvaløya in Troms county, Norway. The area is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of the city centre of Tromsø. The residential area is located just across the Sandnessund Bridge from the island of Tromsøya where the city centre is located. The 3.02-square-kilometre (750-acre) village area has a population (2013) of 7,976; giving the area a population density of 2,641 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,840/sq mi).[1]

This was a rural area with just a few farms along the shoreline until the opening of the Sandnessund Bridge in 1974. Since then, the area has grown rapidly, and now includes several schools, kindergartens, shops, and restaurants. The built-up areas have now grown so far south-west that it now extends seamlessly into the next settlement, Kaldfjord.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Kvaløysletta" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kvaløysletta" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-14.