Steinhovden

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Steinhovden
Village
Steinhovden is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Steinhovden
Steinhovden
Steinhovden is located in Norway
Steinhovden
Steinhovden
Location in Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°34′18″N 05°18′16″E / 61.57167°N 5.30444°E / 61.57167; 5.30444Coordinates: 61°34′18″N 05°18′16″E / 61.57167°N 5.30444°E / 61.57167; 5.30444
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sunnfjord
Municipality Flora
Elevation[1] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 119
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6940 Eikefjord

Steinhovden is a village with 119 inhabitants in the municipality of Flora in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.[2] The village is located along the Høydalsfjorden, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of the village of Nyttingnes and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the village of Eikefjord. The village area is divided into 6 farm areas: Seljeset, Høyvik, Holmesund, Steinhovden, Steinvik and Hopen. The chairman of the area is now trying to get a windmill park built to produce electrical energy for the community. The nearby Skårafjæra area is a popular place for tourists. The hunting season begins 11 September and hunters may go after deer, seal, and whales.

Sports[edit]

There are many sporting opportunities in Steinhovden including association football, speed skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, Scuba diving, polo, figure skating, and race walking.

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Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steinhovden" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1401 Flora" (PDF) (in Norwegian).