Møkster

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Møkster
Møkster.JPG
Aerial view of the island
Geography
Location Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°04′08″N 5°05′23″E / 60.0689°N 5.0896°E / 60.0689; 5.0896Coordinates: 60°04′08″N 5°05′23″E / 60.0689°N 5.0896°E / 60.0689; 5.0896
Area 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Length 1.9 km (1.18 mi)
Width 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Highest elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Administration
County Hordaland
Municipality Austevoll
Demographics
Population 65 (as of 2001)

Møkster is an island in Austevoll municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The 1.4-square-kilometre (350-acre) island lies in an archipelago and it sits north of the islands of Litla Kalsøya, Stolmen, and Selbjørn; west of the islands of Drøna and Rostøya; and south of the islands of Horga, Stora Kalsøy and Hundvåko. The island had 65 inhabitants in 2001.[1]

The island lies in the central part of the Austevoll archipelago, and as such, it was an important location for the sea-faring people who populated the region. Møkster Church was located on the island from the middle ages until 1892 when it was torn down and the church was moved to the larger island of Stolmen (where it is still located today).[2]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Møkster" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Kirker i Hordaland Fylke" (in Norwegian). DIS-Hordaland. Retrieved 2014-12-18.