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Hafslo (village)

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Country  Norway
County  Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality  Luster Municipality
Elevation  181 m
Region  Western Norway
District  Sogn
Time zone  CET (UTC+01:00)
Area  25 ha
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Hafslo is a village in Luster Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the northern shore of the lake Hafslovatnet, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest of the village of Solvorn which sits on the shores of the Lustrafjorden. The lake Veitastrondvatnet is located to the northwest of Hafslo. The village of Sogndalsfjøra lies 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the south; the village of Gaupne lies about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the north; and the village of Veitastrond lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the northwest. The Norwegian County Road 55 runs through the village on its way from Sogndalsfjøra to Gaupne. The 0.25-square-kilometre (62-acre) village has a population (2013) of 457, giving the village a population density of 1,828 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,730/sq mi).

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Map of 6869 Hafslo, Norway

History

Historically, the village of Hafslo was the administrative centre of the municipality of Hafslo, which existed from 1838 until 1963. Hafslo Church, located in the village of Hafslo, was the main church for the municipality, and it still is the main church for the Hafslo parish.

Name

The name comes from the old Hafslo farm (Old Norse: Hafrsló), since Hafslo Church was located there. The first element of the name comes from the old male name Hafr or from the word for "goat" (also hafr). The second element of the name comes from the old word meaning "meadow", probably due to the excellent farming areas nearby.

Notable residents

  • Sylfest Lomheim (born 1945) – Norwegian linguist
  • Jens Sterri (born 1923) – civil servant
  • Kjellfred Weum (born 1940) – hurdler
  • References

    Hafslo (village) Wikipedia


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