Hermansverk

Hermansverk
Leikanger

Systrond
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Hermansverk Leikanger is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Hermansverk Leikanger
Hermansverk
Leikanger
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Hermansverk Leikanger is located in Norway
Hermansverk Leikanger
Hermansverk
Leikanger
Hermansverk
Leikanger (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°10′58″N 06°51′06″E / 61.18278°N 6.85167°E / 61.18278; 6.85167Coordinates: 61°10′58″N 06°51′06″E / 61.18278°N 6.85167°E / 61.18278; 6.85167
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictSogn
MunicipalityLeikanger Municipality
Area
 • Total1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total2,062
 • Density1,047/km2 (2,710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6863 Leikanger

Hermansverk or Leikanger is a large village in the municipality of Leikanger in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village serves as the administrative centre of both the municipality of Leikanger and also Sogn og Fjordane county (although the county capital is usually referred to as Leikanger, not Hermansverk).[3]

Originally, there were two small villages that sat about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) apart on the northern shore of the Sognefjorden in Leikanger. Norwegian National Road 55 connects both areas. The main church for the municipality, Leikanger Church, was located in Leikanger, and the municipal and county administration was located in Hermansverk. Over the years, the two villages grew together, and they are now effectively one large village, and the government considers them one urban settlement.[1] The government refers to the village as "Hermansverk/Leikanger". The names can also be used interchangeably. The urban area is also now known as Systrond.

The 1.97-square-kilometre (490-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,062; giving the village a population density of 1,047 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,710/sq mi).[1]

View of Systrond (Leikanger on the left and Hermansverk on the right)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Hermansverk, Leikanger" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. ^ "Leikanger" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.