Stonglandseidet

Stonglandseidet is a village in Tranøy Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The village has a population (2001) of 225.[2] The village is home to a grocery store, bank, nursing home, Stonglandet Church, and a public school.

The village is located at the southern end of the island of Senja on the isthmus connecting the main part of the island to the Stonglandet peninsula. It is located about 41 km (25 mi) northeast of the city of Harstad, across the Vågsfjorden. The village of Å is 8 km (5.0 mi) to the west, and the municipal center of Vangsvik is 32 km (20 mi) to the northeast.

Stonglandseidet
Village
Stonglandseidet is located in Troms
Stonglandseidet
Stonglandseidet
Location in Troms
Stonglandseidet is located in Norway
Stonglandseidet
Stonglandseidet
Stonglandseidet (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°05′07″N 17°10′20″E / 69.08528°N 17.17222°ECoordinates: 69°05′07″N 17°10′20″E / 69.08528°N 17.17222°E
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms
DistrictMidt-Troms
MunicipalityTranøy Municipality
Elevation30 m (100 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9392 Stonglandseidet

References

  1. ^ "Stonglandseidet" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1927 Tranøy" (PDF) (in Norwegian).
List of churches in Troms

This list of churches in Troms is a list of the Church of Norway churches in Troms county, Norway. The churches are all part of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland along with the churches in Finnmark county. The diocese is based at the Tromsø Cathedral in the city of Tromsø.

The list is divided into five sections, one for each deanery (prosti) in the diocese. Each prosti is led by a provost (prost). Administratively within each deanery, the churches are divided by municipalities which have their own church council (fellesråd). Each municipal church council may be made up of one or more parishes (sokn), each of which may have their own council (soknerådet). Each parish may have one or more congregations in it.

List of villages in Troms

This is a list of villages in Troms, a county in Norway. For other counties see the lists of villages in Norway. This list excludes cities located in Troms. For multi-lingual areas, the Sami and/or Kven names are also given. The villages that are the administrative centres of their municipalities are marked (†) and highlighted in blue.

Senja

Senja (Norwegian) or Sážžá (Northern Sami) is an island and future municipality in Troms county, Norway. At 1,586.3-square-kilometre (612.5 sq mi), it is the second largest island in Norway (outside of the Svalbard archipelago). It has a wild, mountainous outer (western) side facing the Atlantic, and a mild and lush inner (eastern) side. The island is governed by four municipalities: Torsken, Tranøy, Lenvik, and Berg, however in on 1 January 2020, the four municipalities are scheduled to be merged into one large Senja Municipality. The island of Senja had 7,864 inhabitants as of 1 January 2017. Most of the residents live along the eastern coast of the island, with Silsand being the largest urban area on the island. The fishing village of Gryllefjord on the west coast has a summer-only ferry connection to the nearby island of Andøya: the Andenes–Gryllefjord Ferry.The island sits northeast of the Vesterålen archipelago, surrounded by the Norwegian Sea to the northwest, the Malangen fjord to the northeast, the Gisundet strait to the east, the Solbergfjorden to the southeast, the Vågsfjorden to the south, and the Andfjorden to the west. Ånderdalen National Park is located in the southern part of the island.

Skrollsvika

Skrolsvik or Skrollsvika is a village on the southwestern tip of the island of Senja in Troms county, Norway. The village is located in Tranøy Municipality, west of the villages of Å and Stonglandseidet. This village has an important ferry connection with the nearby town of Harstad which is located across the Vågsfjorden to the southwest. Skrolsvik Chapel is located in this village.

Stonglandet Church

Stonglandet Church (Norwegian: Stonglandet kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Tranøy Municipality in Troms county, Norway. It is located in the village of Stonglandseidet on the south side of the island of Senja. It is the main church for the Tranøy parish which is part of the Senja prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1896 by the architect Ole Scheistrøen. The church seats about 240 people.

Tranøy

Tranøy is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The municipality is situated on the southern coast of the large island of Senja. The administrative centre is the village of Vangsvik in the eastern part of the municipality. Other important villages include Stonglandseidet, Skrollsvika, and Å.

The nearly-abandoned island of Tranøya, with the 18th-century wooden Tranøy Church, used to be the centre of activities for the municipality. From Tranøybotn it is only a short walk to the Ånderdalen National Park, with varied landscapes within a very limited area, including deep pine forests.

The 524-square-kilometre (202 sq mi) municipality is the 204th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Tranøy is the 352nd most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,536. The municipality's population density is 3.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.0/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 2.7% over the last decade.

Vangsvik

Vangsvik or Vangsvika is a village in Tranøy Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The village, which is the administrative centre of the municipality, has a population of about 350. The village has a school, Vangsvik Chapel, store, and medical office. There is also a large fish farming facility nearby. The Senja Rutebil (bus company) has its headquarters in Vangsvik.

Vangsvik is located on the south side of the island of Senja, along the Solbergfjorden. It is about 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of the town of Finnsnes in neighboring Lenvik municipality. Vangsvik is also about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of the village of Stonglandseidet and about 40 km (25 mi) from the village of Å.

The 0.39-square-kilometre (96-acre) village has a population (2017) of 285 which gives the village a population density of 731 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,890/sq mi).

Å, Tranøy

Å is a village in Tranøy Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The village is home to 132 residents (2001). The village is about 36 kilometres (22 mi) across the Vågsfjorden from the city of Harstad. There is a daycare in Å, but the school, church, and stores are located 8 km (5.0 mi) to the east in the neighboring village of Stonglandseidet.

The village of Å is located on the southern part of the island of Senja. The village is located near the Åvatnet lake and is in the Ådalen valley. A small river flows from the lake through the village and into the fjord. Å is located at the base of the 396-metre (1,299 ft) tall mountain, Åkollen. About 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the west is Skrollsvika where there is a ferry connection to Harstad.

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