Sandstrand, Troms

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Sandstrand
Village
Sandstrand is located in Troms
Sandstrand
Sandstrand
Sandstrand is located in Norway
Sandstrand
Sandstrand
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 68°40′41″N 16°47′11″E / 68.67806°N 16.78639°E / 68.67806; 16.78639Coordinates: 68°40′41″N 16°47′11″E / 68.67806°N 16.78639°E / 68.67806; 16.78639
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Central Hålogaland
Municipality Skånland
Elevation[1] 13 m (43 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9445 Tovik

Sandstrand is a village situated in the middle of the municipality of Skånland in Troms county, Norway. The village is located along the Vagsfjorden, just west of the minor village of Tovik, at the mouth of the Astafjorden. It is located about midway between the small villages of Evenskjer and Grov. The population (2001) of Sandstrand is 303.[2]

The sports club IL Santor has its base in Sandstrand, though their football grounds is situated in nearby Renså.

Economy[edit]

The village boomed economically in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the 1990s, however, most businesses had to close down due to competition from nearby cities and towns. Since being a thriving village, Sandstrand has arguably dwindled somewhat into rural passivity during recent years. Since then, many inhabitants commute to other areas where employment is easier to find.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandstrand" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1913 Skånland" (PDF) (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sandstrand" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-03-31.