From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
View of the harbor area of Lauvsnes
View of the harbor area of Lauvsnes
Lauvsnes is located in Trøndelag
Location of the village
Lauvsnes is located in Norway
Lauvsnes (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°30′02″N 10°53′38″E / 64.5006°N 10.8940°E / 64.5006; 10.8940Coordinates: 64°30′02″N 10°53′38″E / 64.5006°N 10.8940°E / 64.5006; 10.8940
Country Norway
Region Central Norway
County Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Municipality Flatanger
 • Total 0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 442
 • Density 834/km2 (2,160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 7770 Flatanger

Lauvsnes is the administrative centre of the municipality of Flatanger in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located along the shore, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northeast of the village of Vik. Lauvsnes has some small industry as well as fish farming. The island of Løvøya lies just north of the village.[3]

The 0.53-square-kilometre (130-acre) village has a population (2017) of 442 which gives the village a population density of 834 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,160/sq mi).[1]

2006 flood

In January 2006, parts of Lauvsnes 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Lauvsnes, Flatanger (Trøndelag)". Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  3. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-02-20). "Lauvsnes". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  4. ^ Ryste, Camilla (2006-01-31). "Huset seilet ned elven". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-04-16.