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Andenes

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Andenes is a village and former municipality in the Vesterålen district of Nordland county, Norway. The municipality encompassed the northern part of the island of Andøya in the present-day municipality of Andøy.The village of Andenes is the northernmost settlement of the island of Andøya and in Nordland county. To the east is the island of Senja (in Troms county), and to the west the endless horizon of the North Atlantic Ocean. Andenes is the administrative centre of the municipality of Andøy. Andenes Lighthouse sits along the harbor and can be seen for long distances. Andøya Airport, Andenes is located just south of the village, off of Norwegian County Road 82.The 1.73km2 village of Andenes has a population (2013) of 2,694. The population density of the village is.HistoryAndenes was already an important fishing village during the Iron Age. By the early 1900s, it had become one of the largest fishing ports in Norway.The municipality of Andenes was established on 1 January 1924 when it was separated from Dverberg municipality. Initially, Andenes had 2,213 residents. On 1 January 1964, Andenes was merged with Dverberg and Bjørnskinn municipalities to create the new municipality of Andøy.
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