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|Commune number :||4638|
|Province (county) :||Vestland|
|Residents:||4,101 (Feb 27, 2020)|
|Population density :||4 inhabitants per km²|
|Language form :||Nynorsk|
|Mayor :||Petter Sortland ( Ap ) (2011)|
|Location in the province of Vestland|
Høyanger is a Norwegian municipality in the province of Vestland . It borders Fjaler and Sunnfjord to the north, Sogndal and Vik to the east, Modalen and Masfjorden to the south and Gulen and Hyllestad to the west .
The community center is the village of Høyanger with approx. 2500 inhabitants. The Sognefjord divides the municipality. On the north side, next to Høyanger, are the villages of Vadheim and Lavik. Kyrkjebø is 10 km west of Høyanger. On January 1, 2020, as part of the municipal reform, the town of Nesse with around 120 inhabitants was transferred from Balestrand to Høyanger. On the south side of the Sognefjord, Bjordal is the largest town. Ortnevik and Ikjefjord are two other localities in this part of the municipality.
As a result of the municipal reform, Høyanger increased from 1116 km² to 1249 km², of which 1003 km² are land and 246 km² are water.
The most important industry in Høyanger is the aluminum industry, with major employers being Norsk Hydro , Fundo AS and the Kværner group . As a result of government demands to modernize the aluminum plant, Hydro decided to cease operations from 2007.