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Lofthus, Hordaland

Lofthus is a village in Ullensvang municipality which is located in the Hardanger region of Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies along the eastern shore of the Sørfjorden, along the Norwegian National Road 13. Lofthus is located about 10 kilometres south of the village of Kinsarvik and about 30 kilometres north of the town of Odda. The 0.67-square-kilometre village of Lofthus has a population of 556, giving the village a population density of 830 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Lofthus is a tourist area with hotels and camping sites. There is also a significant amount of fruit farming in the area, so Lofthus is home to a national fruit research centre. The most popular fruit to grow in this area is the cherry. The medieval Ullensvang Church is located in this village as is the Hardanger folk high school.

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