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Location in Vesterålen
Location in Vesterålen
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 68°37′19″N 14°56′27″E / 68.6220°N 14.9407°E / 68.6220; 14.9407Coordinates: 68°37′19″N 14°56′27″E / 68.6220°N 14.9407°E / 68.6220; 14.9407
Area 850.2 km2 (328.3 sq mi)[1]
Area rank 3rd largest in Norway
Length 50 km (31 mi)
Width 40 km (25 mi)
Highest elevation 763 m (2,503 ft)
Highest point Snøkolla
County Nordland
Municipality , Hadsel, Sortland, and Øksnes
Population 15,844 (2001)

Langøya is the third largest island of Norway (except for Svalbard), with an area of 850.2 square kilometres (328.3 sq mi). The island is a part of the Vesterålen archipelago and is situated in Nordland county. The island includes the municipalities of and Øksnes as well as parts of the municipalities of Sortland and Hadsel.

The large island of Hinnøya lies to the east (on the other side of the Sortlandssundet). The island of Andøya lies to the northeast. The small island of Skogsøya lies to the northwest. The island of Hadseløya lies to the south. There are several lakes on the island including Alsvågvatnet. The Eidsfjorden divides the island almost in half. The island has two road bridges connecting it to Hadseløya and Hinnøya via the Hadsel Bridge and Sortland Bridge.[2]

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