Tromsøysundet

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Tromsøysundet  (Norwegian)
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Tromsøysundet
Tromsøysundet (Norway)
Location Troms og Finnmark county, Norway
Coordinates 69°39′42″N18°59′29″E / 69.6617°N 18.9914°E / 69.6617; 18.9914 Coordinates: 69°39′42″N18°59′29″E / 69.6617°N 18.9914°E / 69.6617; 18.9914
Type Strait
Native nameRomssanuorri  (Northern Sami)
Basin  countries Norway
Max. length11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Max. width0.6–3 kilometres (0.4–1.9 mi)
Islands Tromsøya
Settlements Tromsø

Tromsøysundet (Norwegian) or Romssanuorri (Northern Sami) is a strait located in Tromsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) long strait separates the island of Tromsøya (the location of the city of Tromsø) from the mainland east of the island. The strait is crossed by the Tromsøysund Tunnel (E8 highway) and by the Tromsø Bridge. The strait ranges from about 0.6–3 kilometres (0.4–1.9 mi) wide. The strait connects to the Balsfjorden and Straumsfjorden to the south and into the Kvalsundet and Grøtsundet straits to the north. [1]

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References

  1. Store norske leksikon. "Tromsøysundet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-13.