Tomma

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Tomma
Tomma001.JPG
Tomma seen from the east
Location in Nordland
Location in Nordland
Geography
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 66°14′47″N 12°42′57″E / 66.2465°N 12.7157°E / 66.2465; 12.7157Coordinates: 66°14′47″N 12°42′57″E / 66.2465°N 12.7157°E / 66.2465; 12.7157
Area 47.3 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
Length 10 km (6 mi)
Width 9 km (5.6 mi)
Highest elevation 922 m (3,025 ft)
Highest point Tomskjevelen
Administration
County Nordland
Municipality Nesna

Tomma is an island in the municipality of Nesna in Nordland county, Norway. The 47.3-square-kilometre (18.3 sq mi) island sits to the west of the islands of Handnesøya and Hugla. The island is at the southern entrance to the Sjona fjord. The main settlement on this island is the village of Husby, where the old Husby Estate and the Husby Chapel are located.[1]

Map of Nesna

Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was Þǫmb. This name is probably identical with the word þǫmb which means "paunch" or "belly". (It is common in Norway to compare topographic elements with parts of the human body.)[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Tomma" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-20.