Sande, Sogn og Fjordane

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Sande i Sunnfjord
Sande Church
Sande Church
Sande is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Sande is located in Norway
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°19′30″N 05°47′51″E / 61.32500°N 5.79750°E / 61.32500; 5.79750Coordinates: 61°19′30″N 05°47′51″E / 61.32500°N 5.79750°E / 61.32500; 5.79750
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sunnfjord
Municipality Gaular
 • Total 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 745
 • Density 1,263/km2 (3,270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6973 Sande i Sunnfjord

Sande (also known as Sande i Sunnfjord) is the administrative centre of the municipality of Gaular in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located along the Gaula River, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from where the river meets the Dalsfjorden. The 0.59-square-kilometre (150-acre) village has a population (2013) of 745, giving the village a population density of 1,263 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,270/sq mi).[1] Sande Church is located in this village, serving the people of the central part of the municipality.

The European route E39 highway runs through the village of Sande, connecting it to the village of Vadheim to the south and the town of Førde to the north. Førde Airport, Bringeland is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Sande along the E39 highway. The town of Førde is 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of Sande, and the village of Vadheim in Høyanger is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) to the south.[3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Sande" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sande i Gaular" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-06.