Vereide

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Vereide
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Vereide is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Vereide
Vereide
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Vereide is located in Norway
Vereide
Vereide
Vereide (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°48′48″N 06°08′21″E / 61.81333°N 6.13917°E / 61.81333; 6.13917Coordinates: 61°48′48″N 06°08′21″E / 61.81333°N 6.13917°E / 61.81333; 6.13917
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Gloppen Municipality
Elevation[1] 69 m (226 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6823 Sandane

Vereide is a village in Gloppen Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located along the central part of the eastern shore of the Gloppefjorden, along the European route E39 highway. It sits about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of the municipal center of Sandane and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast of Sandane Airport, Anda. Vereide Church is located in this village, right on the shore of the fjord.[2]

View of the local folk high school in Vereide

There is some development right along the fjord, but due to the relatively steep hill, most development is located higher up on rather flat area further inland. Nordfjord folkehøgskule, a Christian folk high school, is located in Vereide.

View of an archaeological dig site

There are many old archaeological findings in the Vereide area, including burial mounds that date back to the year 300 AD. In 1993, when construction was being done on the E39 highway through Vereide, an ancient burial site was discovered. There is now a memorial stone and marker at that site.

References

  1. ^ "Vereide" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vereide" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-10-21. 


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