Strusshamn, Hordaland

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Strusshamn
Village
View of Strusshamn harbour seen from east
View of Strusshamn harbour seen from east
Strusshamn is located in Hordaland
Strusshamn
Strusshamn
Strusshamn is located in Norway
Strusshamn
Strusshamn
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°24′15″N 05°11′34″E / 60.40417°N 5.19278°E / 60.40417; 5.19278Coordinates: 60°24′15″N 05°11′34″E / 60.40417°N 5.19278°E / 60.40417; 5.19278
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality Askøy
Elevation[1] 17 m (56 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5302 Strusshamn

Strusshamn is an urban village in the municipality of Askøy in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies along the Byfjorden on the southern coast of the island of Askøy, just west of the large urban village of Kleppestø. Strusshamn is one of the cultural centers of the municipality, and it is the site of the main church for the municipality, Strusshamn Church.[2]

Strusshamn is well known for its long maritime traditions and history. There are wooden buildings here dating back to around 1800. The village was used in the 18th and 19th centuries as the quarantine harbour for the city of Bergen, located a few kilometres to the east. Today, the production facilities for Viksund Boats is located in the village. Strusshamn is connected to the city of Bergen by the Askøy Bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strusshamn, Askøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Strusshamn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-11-14. 

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