Otrøya

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Otrøya
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View of Midsund village on Otrøya
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Otrøya is located in Møre og Romsdal
Otrøya
Otrøya
Location of the island
Otrøya is located in Norway
Otrøya
Otrøya
Otrøya (Norway)
Geography
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62°43′38″N 06°48′06″E / 62.72722°N 6.80167°E / 62.72722; 6.80167Coordinates: 62°43′38″N 06°48′06″E / 62.72722°N 6.80167°E / 62.72722; 6.80167
Area75.5 km2 (29.2 sq mi)
Length15.5 km (9.63 mi)
Width7 km (4.3 mi)
Coastline51 km (31.7 mi)
Highest elevation737 m (2,418 ft)
Highest pointOppstadhornet
Administration
Norway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityMidsund Municipality
Demographics
Population1610[1] (2015)
Pop. density21.3 /km2 (55.2 /sq mi)

Otrøya (sometimes called Otterøya or Otrøy) is the largest island in Midsund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 75.5-square-kilometre (29.2 sq mi) island sits at the entrance to Romsdalsfjord, west of the island of Midøya and east of the mainland Romsdal peninsula.[1]

The highest point on the island is the mountain Oppstadhornet at 737 metres (2,418 ft) above sea level. The main settlement is the village of Midsund on the west end of the island. Other settlements include Uglvik and Raknes on the north side of the island and Nord-Heggdal on the southeast side of the island. The Church of Norway has two churches on the island: Otrøy Church and Nord-Heggdal Chapel.

The Midsund Bridge connects Otrøya to the island of Midøya to the west. On the east end of the island, there is a ferry connection across the Julsundet strait to the village of Mordal in Molde Municipality.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-02-22). "Otrøya - Midsund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-06-08.