Stokmarknes

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Stokmarknes
View of the town in winter
View of the town in winter
Stokmarknes is located in Nordland
Stokmarknes
Stokmarknes
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°33′56″N 14°54′16″E / 68.5656°N 14.9044°E / 68.5656; 14.9044Coordinates: 68°33′56″N 14°54′16″E / 68.5656°N 14.9044°E / 68.5656; 14.9044
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictVesterålen
MunicipalityHadsel
Area
 • Total2.47 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,367
 • Density1,363/km2 (3,530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8450 Stokmarknes

About this soundStokmarknes  is a town and the administrative centre of Hadsel Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the northern coast of the island of Hadseløya and on the small, neighboring island of Børøya. In 2000, Stokmarknes received "town status". The 2.47-square-kilometre (610-acre) town has a population (2018) of 3,367 which gives the town a population density of 1,363 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,530/sq mi).[1][3]

Stokmarknes is the headquarters to the Hurtigruten coastal express company and also the Coastal Express Museum. The local hospital for the whole Vesterålen region (Nordland Hospital) is located in Stokmarknes. Stokmarknes is the home town of Norwegian band Madrugada. The historic Hadsel Church is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Stokmarknes.[3]

The Børøy Bridge and Hadsel Bridge connect Stokmarknes to the island of Langøya to the north. Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen is located on Langøya, just over the bridges from Stokmarknes.

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Stokmarknes, Hadsel (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Stokmarknes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-22.

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