Sandnessjøen

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Sandnessjøen
Town
View of the town
View of the town
Sandnessjøen is located in Nordland
Sandnessjøen
Sandnessjøen
Location of the town
Sandnessjøen is located in Norway
Sandnessjøen
Sandnessjøen
Sandnessjøen (Norway)
Coordinates: 66°01′05″N 12°36′57″E / 66.0181°N 12.6159°E / 66.0181; 12.6159Coordinates: 66°01′05″N 12°36′57″E / 66.0181°N 12.6159°E / 66.0181; 12.6159
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality Alstahaug Municipality
Town status 1999
Area[1]
 • Total 4.09 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 6,043
 • Density 1,478/km2 (3,830/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 8800 Sandnessjøen

Sandnessjøen is a town and the administrative centre of Alstahaug Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. Sandnessjøen was granted special trading privileges in the late 1600s and it received town status in 1999. Sandnessjøen is located on the island of Alsta, just west of the De syv søstre (The Seven Sisters) mountain range.[3]

The town is a transportation hub for the Helgeland region, as well as a commercial and business centre for the region. The 4.09-square-kilometre (1,010-acre) town has a population (2017) of 6,043 which gives the town a population density of 1,478 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,830/sq mi).[1]

Sandnessjøen and surroundings seen from the summit of Botnkrona.

Sandnessjøen Airport, Stokka is located south of the town. Beginning in late June 2011, Widerøe launched direct flights in summer between Sandnessjøen Airport and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.[4]

History[edit]

Sandnessjøen in 1935

The town of Sandnessjøen was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Stamnes from 1899 to 1965 (the municipality was also known as Sandnessjøen from 1948 until 1965. In 1965, the municipality was merged with Alstahaug Municipality.

Helgeland Kammerkor, a mixed choir with members drawn from the region of Helgeland, was founded in Sandnessjøen in 1992 and has held many concerts there.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Sandnessjøen, Alstahaug (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2016-03-16). "Sandnessjøen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  4. ^ http://www.wideroe.no/direct flights Sandnessjøen - Oslo from June 2011[permanent dead link]

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