Mosterhamn

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Mosterhamn

Moster
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Mosterhamn is located in Vestland
Mosterhamn
Mosterhamn
Location of the village
Mosterhamn is located in Norway
Mosterhamn
Mosterhamn
Mosterhamn (Norway)
Coordinates: 59°41′57″N 05°23′08″E / 59.69917°N 5.38556°E / 59.69917; 5.38556Coordinates: 59°41′57″N 05°23′08″E / 59.69917°N 5.38556°E / 59.69917; 5.38556
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyVestland
DistrictSunnhordland
MunicipalityBømlo
Area
 • Total1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total1,375
 • Density764/km2 (1,980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
5440 Mosterhamn

Mosterhamn or simply Moster is a village in Bømlo municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The village is located on the small island of Moster in the southeastern part of the municipality of Bømlo. The village lies along the Bømlafjorden.[3] The 1.8-square-kilometre (440-acre) village has a population (2019) of 1,375 and a population density of 764 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,980/sq mi).[1]

The village is notable since the Old Moster Church is here and that is the site of the Mostratinget, a thing in the year 998 when Olav Tryggvason is said to have brought Christianity to Norway and made it the national Church of Norway.[3]

Prior to the opening of the Triangle Link bridge-tunnel network in 2001, Mosterhamn was one port of the Mosterhamn–Valevåg Ferry which crossed the Bømlafjorden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2019). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Mosterhamn, Bømlo (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Mosterhamn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 February 2015.