Vassøy

Rogaland Norway Bjørnøya, Stavanger
Vassøy
Norway - Vassøy, Rogaland.png
Location in Rogaland county
Geography
LocationRogaland, Norway
Coordinates58°59′55″N 5°47′07″E / 58.9985°N 5.7852°E / 58.9985; 5.7852Coordinates: 58°59′55″N 5°47′07″E / 58.9985°N 5.7852°E / 58.9985; 5.7852
Area0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Length1.8 km (1.12 mi)
Width700 m (2,300 ft)
Highest elevation21 m (69 ft)
Administration
CountyRogaland
MunicipalityStavanger
Demographics
Population702 (2016)

Vassøy is an island in Stavanger municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 0.73-square-kilometre (180-acre) island lies in the Storhaug borough, about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) northeast of the centre of the city of Stavanger in an archipelago. The islands of Roaldsøy, Bjørnøy, and Langøy lie to the west and the island of Lindøy lies to the southeast. Vassøy had 702 inhabitants (in 2016)[1] who all live along the western shore of the island; the eastern side is more rugged and wooded. The island has a primary school with around 80 pupils.[2]

The only access to the island is by private boats or the regular ferry route administered by Kolumbus that goes from Vassøy to the city centre. A bridge connecting Vassøy to either Bjørnøy or Roaldsøy has been approved, but a starting date for construction has not been set.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statisticsbanken: Folkemengde og befolkningsendringar - grunnkrets 11031105 Vassøy" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  2. ^ "Vassøy skole" (in Norwegian). Stavanger kommune. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  3. ^ "Brukomitéen" (in Norwegian). Vassøy Beboerforening. Retrieved 2016-04-17.