View of Torvikbukt
|County||Møre og Romsdal|
|• Total||0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||579/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Post Code||6639 Torvikbukt|
Torvikbukt is a village in Gjemnes Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located at the junction of the Batnfjorden and Tingvollfjorden and just northwest of the 994-metre (3,261 ft) tall mountain Reinsfjellet. The village of Øre lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the southwest and Heggem lies about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) to the south. The 0.39-square-kilometre (96-acre) village has a population (2013) of 226, which gives the village a population density of 579 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,500/sq mi).
The biggest and most important company is Gjøco A/S. Gjøco is a paint producer, and has the second largest market share in the Norway for indoor-painting products. Gjøco's total sales were approximately 150 million kr (about $25 million) in 2004.
Agriculture is also an important industry for the area. Torvikbukt has several small- and medium-sized farms, which makes a big impact at the villages surroundings and way of living. More recently, many farms have been abandoned, mainly because of the lack of relatives that will continue the production after their retirement of the farmer. Agriculture at Western Norway can be very inefficient because of the alpine landscape, and it makes the business not very profitable.
Torvikbukt's typical Norwegian surroundings of fjords and mountains makes it an excellent starting point for mountain hiking, fishing, and boat-safari. This attracts both domestic and foreign tourists, which have resulted that the village has lots of "leisure houses". These houses are normally placed close to the fjord. Reinsfjellet is a mountain with a very good view and is frequently hiked by tourists.
Torvikbukt has its own elementary school which includes students in first through seventh grades. This is a private school called Torvikbukt Skule. The school has approximately 30 pupils. The school was founded in 2009 as an alternative, after the public school Torvik Skole (government founded) was closed down because of a lack of funds in the budget of the Gjemnes municipality. The pupils can alternatively learn at Batnfjord Skule which is the closest public school.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
- "Torvikbukt" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- Torvikbukt (in Norwegian)