Tomrefjorden

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Tomrefjorden
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Tomrefjorden
Location in Møre og Romsdal county
Location Romsdal, Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates 62°37′25″N6°54′06″E / 62.6235°N 6.9017°E / 62.6235; 6.9017 Coordinates: 62°37′25″N6°54′06″E / 62.6235°N 6.9017°E / 62.6235; 6.9017
Primary outflows Romsdalsfjorden
Basin  countries Norway
Max. length 9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Max. width 4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
Settlements Fiksdal, Vik, Tomra

Tomrefjorden is a fjord in Vestnes Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 9-kilometre (5.6 mi) long fjord branches off of the main Romsdalsfjorden and it is one of the two big fjords that cut into the municipality. The fjord is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of the village of Vestnes. The Norwegian County Road 661 follows the shoreline around most of the fjord and it passes through the villages of Fiksdal (on the western shore), Tomra (on the southern shore), and Vik (on the eastern shore). [1]

Fjord A long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial activity

Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier. There are many fjords on the coasts of Alaska, Antarctica, British Columbia, Chile, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Kamchatka, the Kerguelen Islands, New Zealand, Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Labrador, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Quebec, Scotland, South Georgia Island, and Washington state. Norway's coastline is estimated at 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi) with nearly 1,200 fjords, but only 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) when fjords are excluded.

Møre og Romsdal County (fylke) of Norway

Møre og RomsdalUrban East Norwegian: [²møːrə ɔ ˈrʊmsdɑːl](listen) is a county in the northernmost part of Western Norway. It borders the counties of Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. The county administration is located in the town of Molde, while Ålesund is the largest town. The county is governed by the Møre og Romsdal County Municipality which includes an elected county council and a county mayor. The national government is represented by the county governor.

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

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Tresfjord or Tresfjorden may refer to:

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References

  1. "Tomrefjorden" (in Norwegian). yr.no . Retrieved 2010-10-25.