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View of the village
View of the village
Løding is located in Nordland
Location of the village
Løding is located in Norway
Løding (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°18′02″N 14°44′19″E / 67.3006°N 14.7385°E / 67.3006; 14.7385Coordinates: 67°18′02″N 14°44′19″E / 67.3006°N 14.7385°E / 67.3006; 14.7385
RegionNorthern Norway
MunicipalityBodø Municipality
 • Total1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Elevation20 m (70 ft)
 • Total3,117
 • Density2,416/km2 (6,260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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 town by the Tverlandet Bridge. 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 1.29-square-kilometre (320-acre) village has a population (2018) of 3,117 and a population density of 2,416 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,260/sq mi).[1]

The village lies at the northern terminus of Norwegian County Road 17 and along the Nordland Line railway. 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.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Løding, Bodø (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-01-29.