View of the village
|• Total||1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||2,472/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||8050 Tverlandet|
Løding is a village in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of the town of Bodø, and is connected to the city by the Tverlandet Bridge. The 1.25-square-kilometre (310-acre) village has a population (2016) of 3,090. The population density is 2,472 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,400/sq mi). The village is mostly referred to as Tverlandet, which also encompasses the areas Hopen, Vatne, Heggmoen, Mjønes, Vågan, Holand, Skålbunes, Elstad, Oddan, Allmenningen, Godøynes (Gaunes), and Naurstad, all of which lies around the village.
The village lies at the northern terminus of Norwegian County Road 17 and along the Nordland Line. The Tverlandet Church is located in Løding, and the local sports club is Tverlandet IL. In the centre of the village, there is a doctor's office, dentist office, and grocery stores, along with the country's first Nikita hair salon. There is a pizza restaurant, building material store and a specialist store within caravan and equipment. Within the village there is a retirement home, several kindergartens, and school up and until the Ungdomsskole, which are divided between the Løding skole (grades 1-4) and the Tverlandet Skole (grades 5-10).
The lake Vatnvatnet lies north of the village.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2016). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". Retrieved 16 August 2017.
- "Løding" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
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