Lote, Norway

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Lote is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Lote is located in Norway
Lote (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°52′02″N 06°04′47″E / 61.86722°N 6.07972°E / 61.86722; 6.07972Coordinates: 61°52′02″N 06°04′47″E / 61.86722°N 6.07972°E / 61.86722; 6.07972
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Eid
 • Total 132
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6778 Lote

Lote is a village in the municipality of Eid in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The population of Lote (2001) was 132.[1] The village is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southeast of the village of Nordfjordeid and about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northwest of Sandane in Gloppen Municipality. The 2.9-kilometre (1.8 mi) Lote Tunnel is a tunnel along the European route E39 that goes through a mountain north of Lote. The tunnel connects Lote with the rest of Eid municipality.[2]


View of the mountains near Lote

Since 1838, Lote was administratively a part of the municipality of Gloppen, despite being separated from the rest of Gloppen by the Nordfjorden. On 1 January 1992, the Lote area was transferred to the municipality of Eid. At that time Lote had 158 inhabitants.[3] Lote is still connected to the municipality of Gloppen by a car ferry.


The European route E39 highway passes through the village of Lote as it travels north toward Nordfjordeid. Going south from Lote on E39, there is a ferry service which crosses the Nordfjorden. After crossing over the Nordfjorden south of Lote, the Sandane Airport, Anda is located 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) away also along the E39 highway.


  1. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1443 Eid" (PDF) (in Norwegian).
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Lote" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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