Veavågen

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Veavågen

Vedavågen
Small town
Veavågen is located in Rogaland
Veavågen
Veavågen
Location in Rogaland county
Veavågen is located in Norway
Veavågen
Veavågen
Veavågen (Norway)
Coordinates: 59°17′41″N 05°13′07″E / 59.29472°N 5.21861°E / 59.29472; 5.21861Coordinates: 59°17′41″N 05°13′07″E / 59.29472°N 5.21861°E / 59.29472; 5.21861
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyRogaland
DistrictHaugaland
MunicipalityKarmøy
Area
 • Total2.48 km2 (0.96 sq mi)
Elevation26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total2,968
 • Density1,197/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4276 Veavågen

Veavågen (historically Vedavågen) is a town in Karmøy municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The town is located on the western shore of the island of Karmøy, about halfway between the towns of Kopervik and Åkrehamn. The Norwegian county road 854 runs through the east side of the town. The economy of Veavågen is centered around fishing and the related fishing industries. The local sports club is named SK Vedavåg Karmøy. Vedavågen Church was built here in 2009.[3] Storhall Karmøy, one of the biggest athlete halls in the district was built here in 2014-2015

The 2.48-square-kilometre (610-acre) town has a population (2014) of 2,968; giving the town a population density of 1,197 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,100/sq mi).[1]

The name "Veavågen" is commonly shortened to "Vea". The name originates from one of the historical farms in the area, called "Vea"

Name[edit]

For several years, road signage and the postal service used the spelling "Vedavågen" and some of the locals used the spelling "Veavågen". On 25 November 2013, Karmøy's municipal council declared that "Veavågen" was the proper spelling. The mailing areas associated with the village were changed to "Veavågen" effective 1 October 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2014). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Veavågen, Karmøy (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vedavågen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  4. ^ Tveit, Kristine (24 September 2014). "4276 Veavågen" (in Norwegian). Karmøy municipality. Retrieved 10 December 2014.

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