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Presteid
Village
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Presteid
Presteid
Location in Nordland
Presteid
Presteid
Presteid (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°05′03″N 15°39′00″E / 68.0843°N 15.6500°E / 68.0843; 15.6500Coordinates: 68°05′03″N 15°39′00″E / 68.0843°N 15.6500°E / 68.0843; 15.6500
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictSalten
MunicipalityHamarøy
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8294 Hamarøy

Presteid is a village in the municipality of Hamarøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located immediately east of the village of Oppeid, along the Presteidfjorden. Presteid is part of the Oppeid urban area which has a population (2018) of 551.[2]

The village is the location of Hamarøy Church, the main church for the municipality. The famous Norwegian author Knut Hamsun lived in this village from the age of 9 until 14. He often wrote about Presteid in his works. The Knut Hamsun Centre is located in Presteid, and it is a museum about the author and his works. Stoklands Bilruter, a bus company, was based here until it was merged with Saltens Bilruter.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Presteid, Hamarøy (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-01-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Presteid" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


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