Røyrvik (village)

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Røyrvik  (Norwegian)
Raarvihke  (Southern Sami)
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Røyrvik is located in Trøndelag
Røyrvik
Røyrvik
Location of the village
Røyrvik is located in Norway
Røyrvik
Røyrvik
Røyrvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°53′02″N 13°33′45″E / 64.8839°N 13.5626°E / 64.8839; 13.5626Coordinates: 64°53′02″N 13°33′45″E / 64.8839°N 13.5626°E / 64.8839; 13.5626
CountryNorway
RegionCentral Norway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictNamdalen
MunicipalityRøyrvik
Area
 • Total0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation425 m (1,394 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total247
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7898 Limingen

Røyrvik (Norwegian) or Raarvihke (Southern Sami) is the administrative centre in Røyrvik municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located in the central part of the municipality, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of the border with Sweden. It sits at the northern end of the large lake Limingen. Børgefjell National Park is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the north. Røyrvik Church is located in the village.[3]

The 0.38-square-kilometre (94-acre) village has a population (2018) of 247 and a population density of 650 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,700/sq mi).[1]

Name[edit]

The village (and municipality) is named after the old Røyrvik farm (historically: Røirviken), since the first church, Røyrvik Church, was built there (in 1828). The first element is røyr which means Arctic char and the last element is vik which means "inlet".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Røyrvik (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  3. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-02-01). "Røyrvik – tettsted". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 299.