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View of the village
View of the village
Liknes is located in Vest-Agder
Liknes is located in Norway
Location of the village
Coordinates: 58°18′43″N 06°57′42″E / 58.31194°N 6.96167°E / 58.31194; 6.96167Coordinates: 58°18′43″N 06°57′42″E / 58.31194°N 6.96167°E / 58.31194; 6.96167
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Lister
Municipality Kvinesdal
 • Total 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 2,462
 • Density 1,250/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4480 Kvinesdal

Liknes is the administrative centre of Kvinesdal municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is located along the river Kvina, about 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) north of the mouth where it empties into the Fedafjorden. The village of Storekvina lies about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the north of Liknes. The 1.97-square-kilometre (490-acre) village has a population (2015) of 2,462 which gives the village a population density of 1,250 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,200/sq mi).[1]

The village is the largest urban area in the municipality. There are stores, a school, and Kvinesdal Church. Just east of the village is the Saron Valley where the missionary center, Troens Bevis Verdens Evangelisering is located. From 1900 until 1917, the municipality of Kvinesdal was named Liknes, after the village.[3]

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