Hermansverk
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Hermansverk is located in Vestland
Hermansverk
Hermansverk
Location of the village
Hermansverk is located in Norway
Hermansverk
Hermansverk
Hermansverk (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°10′58″N 06°51′06″E / 61.18278°N 6.85167°E / 61.18278; 6.85167Coordinates: 61°10′58″N 06°51′06″E / 61.18278°N 6.85167°E / 61.18278; 6.85167
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyVestland
DistrictSogn
MunicipalitySogndal Municipality
Area
 • Total1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total2,144
 • Density1,094/km2 (2,830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6863 Leikanger

Hermansverk is the administrative centre of Sogndal Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The village serves as the seat of the County Governor of Vestland county.[3]

Prior to 2020, the village served as the administrative centre of both the municipality of Leikanger and also Sogn og Fjordane county (although the county capital is usually referred to as Leikanger, not Hermansverk).[4]

Originally, there were two small villages that sat about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) apart on the northern shore of the Sognefjorden in Leikanger. Norwegian National Road 55 connects both areas. The main church for the municipality, Leikanger Church, was located in Leikanger, and the municipal and county administration was located in Hermansverk. Over the years, the two villages grew together, and they are now effectively one large village, and the government considers them one urban settlement.[1] The government refers to the village as "Hermansverk/Leikanger". The names can also be used interchangeably. The urban area is also now known as Systrond.

The 1.96-square-kilometre (480-acre) village has a population (2019) of 2,144 and a population density of 1,094 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,830/sq mi).[1]

View of Systrond (Leikanger on the left and Hermansverk on the right)

References

  1. ^ a b c d Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2019). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Hermansverk, Leikanger" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. ^ "Her skal den nye fylkesmannen gjere seg viktige tankar". NRK (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  4. ^ "Leikanger" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.