Sylte, Norddal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Village seen across Norddalsfjorden
Village seen across Norddalsfjorden
Valldal is located in Møre og Romsdal
Valldal is located in Norway
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°17′52″N 07°15′49″E / 62.29778°N 7.26361°E / 62.29778; 7.26361Coordinates: 62°17′52″N 07°15′49″E / 62.29778°N 7.26361°E / 62.29778; 7.26361
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Municipality Norddal
 • Total 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 411
 • Density 579/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6210 Valldal

Sylte or Valldal is the administrative center of Norddal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is situated at the southern end of the Valldalen valley along the shore of the Norddalsfjorden near the mouth of the Valldøla river, just west of the entrance to the Tafjorden. The 0.71-square-kilometre (180-acre) village has a population (2012) of 411. This gives the village a population density of 579 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,500/sq mi).[1]

The village is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of the village of Eidsdal (across the fjord), and it is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of the village of Tafjord which is accessed via several long tunnels including the Heggur Tunnel. Norwegian County Road 63 runs north through Sylte on its way through the Valldalen valley up to the Trollstigen area.

The village is home to many industries, including production of cement and wood products, fish farming, and tourism. The Sylte Church is located here.[3] The name originates from an older word in dialect meaning wet lowland.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2012). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Valldal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sylte. – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Sylte – Store norske leksikon". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-04-06.