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View of the harbor area of Lauvsnes
View of the harbor area of Lauvsnes
Lauvsnes is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Lauvsnes is located in Norway
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°30′02″N 10°53′38″E / 64.50056°N 10.89389°E / 64.50056; 10.89389Coordinates: 64°30′02″N 10°53′38″E / 64.50056°N 10.89389°E / 64.50056; 10.89389
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Municipality Flatanger
 • Total 0.48 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 406
 • Density 846/km2 (2,190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7770 Flatanger

Lauvsnes is a village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Flatanger in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 0.48-square-kilometre (120-acre) village has a population (2013) of 406. The population density is 846 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,190/sq mi).[1] The village has some small industry as well as fish farming.[3]

2006 flood[edit]

In January 2006, parts of Lauvnes were hit by a flood on the river Lauvsneselva, which passes through a dam on its way to the village. The water flowed over the dam from the Lauvsnes lake and rushed down river. A house was carried by the flood and swept into the sea. Two bridges in the village were destroyed. The water and sewer system was damaged, as was the community center. Some people were evacuated from their homes and television footage from the crisis was seen all over Norway.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Lauvsnes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Lauvsnes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-08-17.