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View of Sjøholt, looking west
View of Sjøholt, looking west
Sjøholt is located in Møre og Romsdal
Sjøholt is located in Norway
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°29′01″N 06°48′38″E / 62.48361°N 6.81056°E / 62.48361; 6.81056Coordinates: 62°29′01″N 06°48′38″E / 62.48361°N 6.81056°E / 62.48361; 6.81056
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Municipality Ørskog
 • Total 1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,436
 • Density 1,048/km2 (2,710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6240 Ørskog

Sjøholt is the administrative centre of Ørskog Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located along the northern shore of the Storfjorden, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the village of Skodje. The village of Stordal is located about 18 kilometres (11 mi) to the south, through several tunnels. Sjøholt is located roughly halfway between the towns of Ålesund and Molde, along European route E39 and European route E136.

The 1.37-square-kilometre (340-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,436; giving the village a population density of 1,048 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,710/sq mi).[1] The village is home to furniture, wood, and plastics industries. The regional high school and Ørskog Church are also located here.[3] The newspaper Bygdebladet is published in Sjøholt.[4][5]