Lote, Norway


Location in Sogn og Fjordane county

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
Population (2001)
  Total 132
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
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.


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