View of the village
|• Total||1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Density||1,873/km2 (4,850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||9180 Skjervøy|
Skjervøy is a village and the administrative centre in the municipality of Skjervøy in Troms county, Norway. The village is located on the island of Skjervøya along the Kvænangen, near the mouth of the Reisafjorden. The 1.25-square-kilometre (310-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,341, which gives the village a population density of 1,873 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,850/sq mi).
The village's economy is based on the fishing industry. It is a stop on the Hurtigruten express boats. The historic Skjervøy Church is located in this village. The famous Age of Empires 2 player TheViper lives in Skjervøy. The village is connected to the mainland by the Skattørsundet Bridge (which connects to Kågen island) and then the Maursund Tunnel (which connects Kågen to the mainland).
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