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Vangen Church (Norwegian: Vangen kyrkje) is the main parish church in Aurland Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Aurlandsvangen, at the end of the Aurlandsfjorden. The church is part of the Vangen parish in the Indre Sogn deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, stone church, which is in early Gothic style, was probably built in two stages in the 13th century. There is a foundation stone in the church on which the date 2 May 1202 is inscribed. The church was restored both in 1861-1862 and in 1926.
Vangen church is the largest of the seven medieval stone churches in the county, leading it to be called the Sognedomen or Sogn Cathedral.