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Aksla aalesund MH5Y3793.jpg
View of the island
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Nørvøya is located in Møre og Romsdal
Location of the island
Nørvøya is located in Norway
Nørvøya (Norway)
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62°28′31″N 6°12′10″E / 62.4753°N 6.2029°E / 62.4753; 6.2029Coordinates: 62°28′31″N 6°12′10″E / 62.4753°N 6.2029°E / 62.4753; 6.2029
Area5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Length5.7 km (3.54 mi)
Width1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Highest elevation135 m (443 ft)
Highest pointAksla
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityÅlesund Municipality
Population9647 (2015)

Nørvøya or Nørve is an island in Ålesund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is the largest of the islands containing the city center of Ålesund, the others being Aspøya and Heissa, located to the west. The 5-square-kilometre (1.9 sq mi) island of Nørvøya is located south of Ellingsøya, north of Sula, and west of Oksenøya. There were 9,647 residents living on the island in 2015.[1]

Ålesund University College, the city hall, Volsdalen Church, and the stadium of the local association football team Aalesunds FK are located on Nørvøya. The 135-metre (443 ft) hill Aksla, a popular place from where to photograph the city, is located on the western part of Nørvøya. The European route E136 highway runs along the south side of the island, connecting it to the other islands of Oksenøya (on the east) and Aspøya (on the west). On Nørvøya, the E136 highway connects to the Ellingsøy Tunnel, which is an undersea tunnel that connects to the village of Hoffland on Ellingsøya to the north.

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  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2019-03-13). "Nørvøya". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-08-12.