Silda, Sogn og Fjordane


Location in Sogn og Fjordane county

Location Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Coordinates 62°00′46″N 5°11′21″E / 62.0127°N 5.1891°E / 62.0127; 5.1891Coordinates: 62°00′46″N 5°11′21″E / 62.0127°N 5.1891°E / 62.0127; 5.1891
Area 1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Length 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Width 1 km (0.6 mi)
Coastline 7 km (4.3 mi)
Highest elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Highest point Vardehaugen
County Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality Vågsøy Municipality
Population 38 (2001)

Silda is an island in Vågsøy Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 1.1-square-kilometre (0.42 sq mi) island is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northeast of the large island of Vågsøy in the Sildagapet bay and about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) west of the island of Barmøya. Silda sits about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the small village of Langenes and about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northeast of Raudeberg, both on the island of Vågsøy. This island is the site of the 1810 Battle of Silda. In 2001, there were 38 inhabitants on the island, which is only accessible by boat.[1]


The name of the island comes from the Norwegian language word sild which means herring, since herring fishing has been important in the region for centuries.[2]


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