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Austreim

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Country  Norway
County  Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality  Høyanger
Area  37 ha
Population  359 (2013)
Region  Western Norway
District  Sogn
Elevation  51 m (167 ft)
Local time  Thursday 11:07 PM
Austreim
Weather  3°C, Wind E at 6 km/h, 85% Humidity

Austreim is a village in the municipality of Høyanger in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the north shore of the Sognefjorden, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the municipal center of Høyanger, about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) east of the village of Kyrkjebø, and about 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) southeast of the village of Vadheim where there is access to the European route E39 highway. The 0.37-square-kilometre (91-acre) village has a population (2013) of 359, giving the village a population density of 970 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,500/sq mi).

The village of Austreim was the site of a medieval stave church that was first mentioned in historical records in 1308. The church was torn down in the 1600s and a new church was built about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the west in Kyrkjebø where the present Kyrkjebø Church is located. A memorial stone was erected in 1991 to mark the site of the historic church.

References

Austreim Wikipedia


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