|Part of the city of Tromsø|
View of the village
|• Total||3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• 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).
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.
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