Mosken

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Mosken
Mosken 1.jpg
Mosken is located in Nordland
Mosken
Mosken
Location of the island
Mosken is located in Norway
Mosken
Mosken
Mosken (Norway)
Geography
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates67°44′45″N 12°45′19″E / 67.7458°N 12.7554°E / 67.7458; 12.7554Coordinates: 67°44′45″N 12°45′19″E / 67.7458°N 12.7554°E / 67.7458; 12.7554
ArchipelagoLofoten
Area1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Length2.2 km (1.37 mi)
Width1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Highest elevation385 m (1,263 ft)
Highest pointWilhelmstind
Administration
Norway
CountyNordland
MunicipalityVærøy Municipality
Demographics
Population0 (2018)

Mosken is a small uninhabited rocky island in Værøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 1.5-square-kilometre (0.58 sq mi) island is located in the Lofoten archipelago about halfway between the islands of Værøya to the south and Moskenesøya to the north. The Moskenstraumen maelstrom—one of the most powerful in the world—is located on the north side of the island of Mosken.[1][2] Historically, the island was used for grazing sheep in both the summer and the winter.[3]

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  1. ^ "Maelstrom". Encyclopædia Britannica.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Moskenesstraumen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ "Værøy". GoNorway.no. Retrieved 2012-03-05.