Nørvøya

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Nørvøya
Aksla aalesund MH5Y3793.jpg
Ålesund as seen from Aksla
Nørvøya is located in Møre og Romsdal
Nørvøya
Nørvøya
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Geography
Location Sunnmøre, Norway
Coordinates 62°28′31″N 06°11′43″E / 62.47528°N 6.19528°E / 62.47528; 6.19528Coordinates: 62°28′31″N 06°11′43″E / 62.47528°N 6.19528°E / 62.47528; 6.19528
Area 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Length 5.7 km (3.54 mi)
Width 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Highest elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Highest point Aksla
Administration
County Møre og Romsdal
Municipality Ålesund Municipality
Demographics
Population 8,665 (2001)

Nørvøya (or Nørve) is an island in Ålesund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is the largest of the islands containing the city center of Ålesund, the others being Aspøya and Heissa, located to the west. The 5-square-kilometre (1.9 sq mi) island of Nørvøya is located south of Ellingsøya, north of Sula, and west of Oksenøya.

Ålesund University College, the city hall, Volsdalen Church, and the stadium of the local association football team Aalesunds FK are located on Nørvøya. The 135-metre (443 ft) hill Aksla, a popular place from where to photograph the city, is located on the western part of Nørvøya. The European route E136 highway runs along the south side of the island, connecting it to the other islands of Oksenøya (on the east) and Aspøya (on the west). On Nørvøya, the E136 highway connects to the Ellingsøy Tunnel, which is an undersea tunnel that connects to the village of Hoffland on Ellingsøya to the north.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nørvøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-02.