Osøyro

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Osøyro
Village
View of the village area in 1916
View of the village area in 1916
Osøyro is located in Hordaland
Osøyro
Osøyro
Location in Hordaland county
Osøyro is located in Norway
Osøyro
Osøyro
Osøyro (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°11′01″N 05°27′49″E / 60.18361°N 5.46361°E / 60.18361; 5.46361Coordinates: 60°11′01″N 05°27′49″E / 60.18361°N 5.46361°E / 60.18361; 5.46361
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyHordaland
DistrictMidhordland
MunicipalityOs
Area
 • Total8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Elevation56 m (184 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total12,195
 • Density1,391/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
5208 Os

Osøyro is the administrative centre of Os municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies on the southwestern part of the Bergen Peninsula, along the western shore of the Fusafjorden, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the city centre of Bergen. The European route E39 highway runs through the village on its way to Bergen. There is a car ferry from the east side of Osøyro to the village of Fusa, across the Fusafjorden. Os Church is located in the village.[3]

Osøyro has several smaller suburban villages surrounding it: Søfteland to the north, Søvik to the northwest, Hagavik to the west, Søre Øyane to the southwest, and Halhjem to the south. The 8.77-square-kilometre (2,170-acre) urban area has a population (2013) of 12,195 which gives the area a population density of 1,391 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,600/sq mi).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Osøyro, Os (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Osøyro" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-07-30.

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