Leksa

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Leksa
Norway - Sørleksa.png
Sør-Leksa in red, Nord-Leksa immediately to the right of it
Leksa is located in Trøndelag
Leksa
Leksa
Location of the island
Leksa is located in Norway
Leksa
Leksa
Leksa (Norway)
Geography
Location Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates 63°34′35″N 9°19′29″E / 63.5764°N 09.3246°E / 63.5764; 09.3246Coordinates: 63°34′35″N 9°19′29″E / 63.5764°N 09.3246°E / 63.5764; 09.3246
Major islands Nord-Leksa and Sør-Leksa
Highest elevation 102.4 m (336 ft)
Highest point Jøtudalskallen
Administration
Norway
County Trøndelag
Municipality Agdenes

Leksa refers to two islands in the Trondheimsleia strait in Trøndelag county, Norway. They are located in the municipality of Agdenes. Leksa is made up of the smaller north island, Nord-Leksa, and the larger south island, Sør-Leksa.[1] The two islands have been connected by a small causeway since 1986. There are about 30 inhabitants between the two islands with about four farms still in use.

Leksa has a store and a post office, and is used as a recreational resort. There is a car ferry from Vernes on the mainland to Nord-Leksa and ten another one to Garten from Nord-Leksa. The Sør-Leksa port is for express catamaran boat between the cities of Trondheim and Kristiansund. On Sør-Leksa there is a small fishing harbour with a breakwater whose construction work was finished in 1978.[2]

During World War II, there were about 300 German soldiers stationed at Leksa, and there were also 60-70 Polish and Russian prisoners of war who were imprisoned here for about 2 years. They built some fortifications here on the west side of the island at Gangstua which were called Leksa Kystbatteri. Ruins of the fortifications are still visible today.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Leksa" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  2. ^ "About Leksa". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  3. ^ "Leksa History: World War II". Retrieved 2011-01-20.

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