Losna (island)

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Losna
Norway - Losna.png
Losna is located in Vestland
Losna
Losna
Location of the island
Losna is located in Norway
Losna
Losna
Losna (Norway)
Geography
LocationVestland, Norway
Coordinates61°08′00″N 5°03′59″E / 61.1332°N 5.0663°E / 61.1332; 5.0663Coordinates: 61°08′00″N 5°03′59″E / 61.1332°N 5.0663°E / 61.1332; 5.0663
Area15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Length7.2 km (4.47 mi)
Width3.6 km (2.24 mi)
Highest elevation451 m (1,480 ft)
Highest pointMeinova
Administration
Norway
CountyVestland
MunicipalitySolund Municipality
Demographics
Population4 (2001)

Losna is an island in the municipality of Solund in Vestland county, Norway. The 15.3-square-kilometre (5.9 sq mi) island lies at the mouth of the Sognefjorden, on the north side of the Sognesjøen. The Tollesundet strait lies between the island and the mainland of Hyllestad to the east and the Krakhellasundet strait lies between the island and the nearby island of Sula to the west. The island of Sula sits only about 600 metres (2,000 ft) to the west. The highest point on the very rocky island is the 451-metre (1,480 ft) tall mountain Meinova on the northern end of the island.[1]

The island's residents live on the southeastern side of the island, in and around the small village of Losnegard. The only access to the island is by boat, and there are ferry routes from Rutledal to the south in Gulen and to the village of Krakhella on the island of Sula to the west. The island was part of the municipality of Gulen until 1964 when it was administratively transferred to the municipality of Solund. At the beginning of the 1900s, there were about 100 permanent residents of the island, but in 2001, there were only 4 permanent residents left.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Losna øy i Solund" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-12-13.