Place:Austevoll, Hordaland, Norway

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NameAustevoll
Alt namesØstervoldsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeMunicipality
Located inHordaland, Norway
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Austevoll is a municipality and an archipelago in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Midthordland in Western Norway. The administrative centre is the village of Storebø on the island of Huftarøy. Other villages include Årland, Austevollshella, Bakkasund, Bekkjarvik, Birkeland, Haukanes, Husavik, Kolbeinsvik, Otterå, Våge, and Vinnes.

The municipality consists of several islands located southwest of the city of Bergen. The municipality is considered to be among the ports in the world with the largest ocean-going fishing trawler fleet. Since the 1980s, the offshore oil industry and fish farming industry have both grown to be important industries in Austevoll.

The municipality is the 369th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Austevoll is the 196th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 5,156. The municipality's population density is and its population has increased by 17.5% over the last decade.

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