Stranda is a municipality on Sunnmøre in Møre og Romsdal. It borders in the north and east to the municipalities of Fjord and Skjåk, in the south to Stryn, and in the west to Ørsta, Volda and Sykkylven.
Blåfjellet at 1775.2 masl is the highest mountain peak in the municipality. The mountain area Åkerneset, which is expected to erupt in the fjord, is located in Stranda. In 1731, Stranda center was hit by a tidal wave when Skafjellet on the opposite side of the fjord erupted. The buildings in the center, including the church, were demolished and 10-15 people died.
The Storfjord is called Sunnylvsfjorden by Stranda and further south, further inland it gets a fjord arm to the east, the famous Geirangerfjord. Hellesylt is located at the end of Sunnylvsfjorden, while Geiranger is located at the end of Geirangerfjorden. Stranda's southeastern corner is located east of the watershed and includes Djupvatnet, which is part of the Glommavassdraget. Fylkesvei 63 (Geirangervegen opened in 1889) runs along the water, there is also a tourist cabin and the road to Dalsnibba takes off.
In the municipality are the villages Geiranger, Hellesylt, Liabygda and the municipal center Stranda. Stranda municipality is located by the Storfjord on Indre Sunnmøre. The area is 867 km².
The center with the church is built around the farm Sløgstad (also called Slyngstad). The first postal address (the name of the post office that was part of Den trondhjemske postvei) was "Slyngstad" or "Slyngstad i Stranden", from 1876 just called "Stranden", changed to "Stranda" in 1921.
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