Langevåg

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Langevåg

Langevågen
Village
View of Langevåg
View of Langevåg
Langevåg is located in Møre og Romsdal
Langevåg
Langevåg
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Langevåg is located in Norway
Langevåg
Langevåg
Langevåg (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°26′27″N 6°11′29″E / 62.4408°N 6.1914°E / 62.4408; 6.1914Coordinates: 62°26′27″N 6°11′29″E / 62.4408°N 6.1914°E / 62.4408; 6.1914
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
MunicipalitySula Municipality
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6030 Langevåg

Langevåg or Langevågen is the administrative center of Sula Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is situated at the end of the road on the north side of the island of Sula, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northwest of the village of Mauseidvåg. The village lies across the Borgundfjorden from the city of Ålesund. There is a passenger ferry from Langevåg to Ålesund which takes approximately 7 minutes. Driving by car to the city is about a 25-minute drive on the nearby European route E39 highway, and the public bus may take up to 1 hour.[2]

Langevåg is surrounded by mountains (up to about 800 metres or 2,600 feet in height), forests, lakes, and seashore. The city centre includes shops, a gas station, two schools, a medical centre, retirement homes, offices, service buildings, and Langevåg Church. The Devold factory is world-famous for its Devold blaatrøie and is still producing knitwear for its own brand, "Devold". The Devold factory has a museum, factory outlet store, guided tours, and a café.[2] The newspaper Sulaposten is published in Langevåg.[3]

Attractions[edit]

Langevåg offers many recreational activities. There is a stable (with numerous horses and modern facilities), an arena (offering everything from disk golf to handball and association football), and a shooting range (offering indoor or outdoor facilities). There is also the Sula Sportsdykkerklubb which offers scuba diving and free diving in the fjord.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Langevåg, Sula (Møre og Romsdal)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Langevåg – tettbebyggelse i Sula" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon: Sulaposten.