Sunndalsøra

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Sunndalsøra
Village
Sunndalsøra viewed from the mountain Litlkalkinn. The estuary of the river Driva is clearly visible, as is the aluminium plant. The Sunndalsfjord stretches out to northwest towards Kristiansund
Sunndalsøra viewed from the mountain Litlkalkinn. The estuary of the river Driva is clearly visible, as is the aluminium plant. The Sunndalsfjord stretches out to northwest towards Kristiansund
Sunndalsøra is located in Møre og Romsdal
Sunndalsøra
Sunndalsøra
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Sunndalsøra is located in Norway
Sunndalsøra
Sunndalsøra
Sunndalsøra (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°40′31″N 8°33′48″E / 62.6752°N 8.5633°E / 62.6752; 8.5633Coordinates: 62°40′31″N 8°33′48″E / 62.6752°N 8.5633°E / 62.6752; 8.5633
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictNordmøre
MunicipalitySunndal Municipality
Area
 • Total3.39 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total4,054
 • Density1,196/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6600 Sunndalsøra

About this soundSunndalsøra  is the administrative centre of Sunndal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village of Sunndalsøra lies at the mouth of the river Driva at the beginning of the Sunndalsfjorden. Sunndalsøra is surrounded by steep mountains, such as Hårstadnebba, which reach elevations as high as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft). Some of these mountains around Sunndalsøra are used for BASE jumping.

The 3.39-square-kilometre (840-acre) village has a population (2018) of 4,054 and a population density of 1,196 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,100/sq mi).[1]

Location[edit]

The village is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the village of Hoelsand, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the village of Øksendalsøra, and about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of the village of Grøa. Norwegian National Road 70 runs through the village of Sunndalsøra on its way from the town of Kristiansund to Oppdal Municipality in the neighboring Trøndelag county.

Economy[edit]

Sunndalsøra is the largest village in Sunndal Municipality and it is home to Hov Church, the main church for the parish. Norsk Hydro operates an aluminium plant at Sunndalsøra. About 900 employees work at the plant, which has been operating since 1954. In 2004, the plant was modernized to become the biggest and among the most modern aluminium plants in Europe, greatly reducing pollution. In addition to aluminium related research, aquaculture research also takes place in Sunndalsøra, and many also work in public service in Sunndal municipality.[3]

Climate[edit]

Sunndalsøra is well known in Norway for occasional extreme warm winter temperatures. This is due to the mountains surrounding the fjord and the town, creating a foehn warming with the right weather setup: A strong low located southwest of the coast brings mild air from the Atlantic Ocean and the air is further warmed by the foehn. Sunndalsøra has the national all-time high for December with 18.3 °C (64.9 °F) recorded in 1998, and the all-time high for February with 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), recorded February 23, 1990. This is also the warmest winter temperature ever recorded in Scandinavia.

Climate data for Sunndalsøra
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
18.9
(66.0)
18.4
(65.1)
22.2
(72.0)
28.1
(82.6)
31.2
(88.2)
32.1
(89.8)
31.7
(89.1)
27.6
(81.7)
25
(77)
21.6
(70.9)
18.3
(64.9)
32.1
(89.8)
Average high °C (°F) 2
(36)
3
(37)
4
(39)
9
(48)
13
(55)
16
(61)
18
(64)
17
(63)
14
(57)
9
(48)
5
(41)
3
(37)
9
(49)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−2
(28)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
6
(43)
9
(48)
12
(54)
11
(52)
8
(46)
4
(39)
1
(34)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
Record low °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−18.9
(−2.0)
−16
(3)
−6.3
(20.7)
−1
(30)
0.7
(33.3)
4
(39)
0.9
(33.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
−11.4
(11.5)
−16.7
(1.9)
−18.9
(−2.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 77
(3.0)
62
(2.4)
72
(2.8)
55
(2.2)
51
(2.0)
60
(2.4)
89
(3.5)
86
(3.4)
112
(4.4)
102
(4.0)
93
(3.7)
102
(4.0)
961
(37.8)
Average precipitation days 10 9 10 9 8 11 13 13 14 12 11 13 133
Source #1: Storm.no[4]
Source #2: Eklima/met.no[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Sunndalsøra, Sunndal (Møre og Romsdal)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sunndalsøra" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  4. ^ "Sunndalsøra average conditions; base period 10 last years". Storm Weather Center. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Eklima/met.no database". Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 17 September 2016.[permanent dead link]