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Country Norway
Region Sørlandet
County Aust-Agder
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Rykene factory in Arendal

Rykene is a village in the municipality of Arendal (with a small portion overlapping into the neighboring municipality of Grimstad) in Aust-Agder, Norway. Its total population (2009) is 652, with 14 of those people living in Grimstad.[1] Rykene is located along the Nidelva river about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the city of Grimstad and the same distance south of the city of Arendal.[2]

The local sports team is Rygene IL.


Coordinates: 58°24′N 8°38′E / 58.400°N 8.633°E / 58.400; 8.633