Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
|Coordinates: 61°52′02″N 06°04′47″E / 61.86722°N 6.07972°ECoordinates: 61°52′02″N 06°04′47″E / 61.86722°N 6.07972°E|
|County||Sogn og Fjordane|
|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. 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.
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. 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.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1443 Eid" (PDF) (in Norwegian).
- Store norske leksikon. "Lote" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.