Borøya, Aust-Agder

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Borøya
Borøy
Borøya is located in Agder
Borøya
Borøya
Location of the island
Borøya is located in Norway
Borøya
Borøya
Borøya (Norway)
Geography
LocationAgder, Norway
Coordinates58°35′04″N 9°00′22″E / 58.5844°N 09.0062°E / 58.5844; 09.0062Coordinates: 58°35′04″N 9°00′22″E / 58.5844°N 09.0062°E / 58.5844; 09.0062
Area3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Length3.8 km (2.36 mi)
Width1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Highest elevation67 m (220 ft)
Highest pointRendalsfjell
Administration
Norway
CountyAgder
MunicipalityTvedestrand
Demographics
Population240 (2015)

Borøya or Borøy is an island in Tvedestrand municipality in Agder county, Norway. The 3.4-square-kilometre (1.3 sq mi) island lies along the Oksefjorden between the islands of Sandøya and Tverrdalsøya. Some of the villages on the island include Sandvika, Borøkilen, Utgårdstrand, and Snarsund. The island has about 240 residents (in 2015) and it does have one bridge connecting it to the mainland.[1]

Name[edit]

Ancient written works often spell the name with an "e" (e.g. Berøy). The origin of the name could be derived from the Old Norse word beri, bjørn, or bær.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2015-07-24). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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