Tjugum

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Tjugum (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°12′55″N06°32′47″E / 61.21528°N 6.54639°E / 61.21528; 6.54639 Coordinates: 61°12′55″N06°32′47″E / 61.21528°N 6.54639°E / 61.21528; 6.54639
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sogn
Municipality Balestrand Municipality
Elevation
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25 m (82 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6899 Balestrand

Tjugum is a village in Balestrand Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the northern shore of the Sognefjorden, at the mouth of the Esefjorden, and near the mouth of the Fjærlandsfjorden. It is located about 700 metres (2,300 ft) north of the village of Balestrand. Tjugum is the site of Tjugum Church, which serves the northern part of the municipality. [2]

Tjugum sits along Norwegian County Road 55, just west of Dragsvik, where the Norwegian National Road 13 crosses the Sognefjorden by car ferry.

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References

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  2. Store norske leksikon. "Tjugum" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-01-30.