View of the church
|• Total||168 km2 (65 sq mi)|
|Created from||Rissa in 1905|
|Merged into||Agdenes in 1964|
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7316 Lensvik|
Lensvik is a village and former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The former municipality is now located in the present-day municipality of Agdenes on the west side of the Trondheimsfjord. The village of Lensvik is just to the north of Selbekken, the administrative center of the municipality of Agdenes. The village is home to the Lensvik Church and it lies about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) north of the village of Ingdalen. The lake Øyangsvatnet is located about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) to the west of the village.
Bi-annually, Lensvik holds "Street-Meets" bolstering the largest engines driven by the largest egos. It's not uncommon to see a large plume of smoke hovering over one of the main parking lots in the village's center. Families come out and bring the young to see the festivities which include smoking tires from street rods to ATVs. There are even a couple of Arctic Ramblers pushing several hundred horsepower that can turn the tires to the tune of a loud squeal.
Lensvik also happens to be the strawberry capital of Norway. The strawberries are sought after as far as the United States and France. The strawberry season runs from July to August. The first week of July also holds the annual strawberry festival.
The municipality of Lensvik was established on 1 January 1905 when it was separated from Rissa. Initially, Lensvik had a population of 1,019. On 1 January 1964, Lensvik (population: 1,136) was merged with part of Agdenes and the Ingdalen district in Stadsbygd to form the new municipality of Agdenes.
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