Aldra

Aldra is an island in the municipality of Lurøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just off the mainland coast, north of the village of Haugland and west of Brattland. The island is separated from the mainland by the Aldersundet. The islands of Stigen and Lurøya lie to the west. The village of Aldra lies on the southeastern side of the island.[1]

Aldra
Aldra seen from the mainland
Aldra
Location of the island
Aldra
Aldra (Norway)
Geography
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates66.4262°N 13.0660°E / 66.4262; 13.0660
Area24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Length7 km (4.3 mi)
Width5 km (3.1 mi)
Highest elevation967 m (3,173 ft)
Highest pointHjarttinden
Administration
Norway
CountyNordland
MunicipalityLurøy Municipality

Aldra island is used as a VLF-transmission site. An antenna, spanning the fjord to Brattland, was used as part of the OMEGA Navigation System until 1997. That antenna was dismantled in 2002.

References

  1. Store norske leksikon. "Lurøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-26.
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