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Loudspeaker.svgØrsta  is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region of Western Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ørsta. Other villages in the municipality include Hovdebygda, Flåskjer, Liadal, Urke, Barstadvik, Åmdalen, Follestaddalen, Nordre Vartdal, Vartdal, Sæbø, Sætre, Store-Standal, and Ytre Standal.

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Ørsta kommune
Ørsten herred (historic)
View of the urban areas of Ørsta
View of the urban areas of Ørsta
Flag of Ørsta kommune
Official logo of Ørsta kommune
Ørsta within Møre og Romsdal
Ørsta within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°12′01″N 06°07′56″E
CountyMøre og Romsdal
Established1 Aug 1883
  Preceded byVolda Municipality
Administrative centreØrsta
  Mayor (2015)Stein Aam (Sp)
  Total661.61 km2 (255.45 sq mi)
  Land649.65 km2 (250.83 sq mi)
  Water11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi)  1.8%
  Rank#171 in Norway
  Rank#105 in Norway
  Density16.7/km2 (43/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
Increase +4.2%
Official language
  Norwegian formNynorsk
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1520
WebsiteOfficial website

The 662-square-kilometre (256 sq mi) municipality is the 171st largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Ørsta is the 105th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 10,833. The municipality's population density is 16.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (43/sq mi) and its population has increased by 4.2% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]