Myre, Øksnes

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Myre's main street
Myre's main street
Myre is located in Nordland
Location in Nordland
Myre is located in Norway
Myre (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°54′50″N 15°04′42″E / 68.91389°N 15.07833°E / 68.91389; 15.07833Coordinates: 68°54′50″N 15°04′42″E / 68.91389°N 15.07833°E / 68.91389; 15.07833
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Vesterålen
Municipality Øksnes
 • Total 1.61 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 2,054
 • Density 1,276/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8430 Myre

Myre is the administrative centre of the municipality of Øksnes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the northwestern part of the island of Langøya in the Vesterålen archipelago. Myre is one of the largest fishing villages in all of Norway. Myre Church is located in this village.

The 1.61-square-kilometre (400-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,054. The population density of the village is 1,276 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,300/sq mi).[1][3]

The newspaper Øksnesavisa is published in Myre.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Myre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Myre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  4. ^ Store norske leksikon: Øksnesavisa.