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Odda is a port town in Hordaland (western Norway) and administrative, economic and commercial centre of Hardanger district. The town has population around 7,000
The municipality is mountainous and all settlements are in the valleys. The stunning scenery features large waterfalls (best known are Latefossen, Espelandsfossen, and Tyssestrengene), large lakes (including Sandvinvatnet, Votna, Valldalsvatnet, Roldalsvatnet, Ringedalsvatnet, Langavatnet, Stavatn), high mountains, the glaciers Folgefonna and Buarbreen.
The municipality is interconnected via crossroads from two main roads E134 highway (east–west running through the tunnels Roldal, Horda, Austmannali and Haukeli) and Riksvei 13 (National Road 13 running north–south).