GLOMFJORD is a village in the municipality of
Meløy in Nordland
Norway . The industrial community is located along Norwegian
County Road 17 at the head of the
Glomfjorden , just north of the
Arctic Circle . The 1.13-square-kilometre (280-acre) village has a
population (2013) of 1,120. The population density is 991 inhabitants
per square kilometre (2,570/sq mi).
* 1 Heavy industry
* 2 Climate
* 3 Tourism
* 4 References
The village is based around the
Glomfjord hydroelectric power plant ,
which was the target of the 1942 commando raid entitled Operation
Norsk Hydro , Norway's greatest industry, established
fertilizer production here in 1912 . The facilities were bought by the
state in 1918 , but leased to Hydro in 1947 (now the fertilizer
division is known as
Yara International ). Today a conglomerate of
industries are found in
Glomfjord Industry Park. The Forså and
Sundsfjord hydroelectric power stations were also built to supply
power to industry in
Glomfjord in 1963.
Although located north of the
Arctic Circle and not far from Norway's
second largest glacier
Svartisen , the climate is well suited for
living due to the
Gulf Stream , albeit rather wet. Average annual
Glomfjord is about 2,069 millimetres (81.5 in), with mean
annual temperature 5 °C (41 °F). The temperature is seldom below
−10 °C (14 °F) during winter time. During summer time the sun does
not set. The midnight sun also makes the plants grow faster.
Glomfjord has a hotel, a bistro, a WaterLand (with two slides and two
pools), and some beautiful mountains for skiing and snowboarding in
the winter. There is touring with fishing, climbing, and other
relaxing activities in the mountains during summer.
Svartisen and the
Storglomvatnet are tourist destinations also.
* ^ A B C Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban
settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
* ^ "Glomfjord" (in Norwegian). yr.no . Retrieved 2012-02-09.
* ^ Store norske leksikon: Forså kraftverk.
* ^ Store norske leksikon: Sundsfjord kraftverk.
* ^ met.no climate statistics
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 316389085
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