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Encyclopedia > Bodø
Bodø kommune
County Nordland
Landscape Salten
Municipality NO-1804
Administrative centre Bodø
Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 62
1,392 km²
1,308 km²
0.43 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 14
43,775
0.93 %
10.9 %
49/km²
Coordinates 67°18′ N 14°32′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=67_18_N_14_32_E_type:adm2nd_region:NO-1804)
www.bodo.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1804) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Nordland is a county in Norway, bordering Troms and Nord-Trøndelag. ... Salten is a landscape in Northern Norway, consisting of the municipalities Meløy, Gildeskål, Bodø, Beiarn, Saltdal, Fauske, Sørfold, Steigen and Hamarøy. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... The Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti, Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) is a left-wing political party in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

Bodø is a city and municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Nordland is a county in Norway, bordering Troms and Nord-Trøndelag. ...

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History

Bodø was granted township status in 1816 and is now county capital of Nordland. Most of Bodø was destroyed during a German attack 27th of May 1940. In 1940 6000 people lived in Bodø, after the German attack 3500 people had lost their houses. But only 15 people lost their life during the air-attack (2 British soldiers and 13 Norwegians). The town was subsequently rebuilt after the war, the rebuilding was completed in 1952. The swedish helped build the west side of Bodø. That is why it is called "Svenskebyen": The swedish town. 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Bodø received international attention during the U-2 Crisis in May 1960, when it became known that the American U-2 pilot Gary Powers had been shot down over the Soviet Union on his way from Pakistan to Bodø. The U-2 Crisis of 1960 occurred when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The U-2 is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance airplane flown by the United States Air Force. ... Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down while over the Soviet Union, thus causing the U-2 Crisis of 1960. ...


Geography

The city lies just north of the Arctic Circle and the midnight sun is visible from June 2 to July 10. The strong tidal current Saltstraumen is situated some 30 km east of Bodø. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... The midnight sun at Nordkapp, Norway The midnight sun is a phenomenon occurring in latitudes north of the arctic circle and south of the antarctic circle where the sun is continuously visible for at least 24 hours. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Saltstraumen is a strong tidal current located some 30 km east of the city of Bodø, Norway. ...


As the northern terminus of Nordlandsbanen, Bodø is the northern end of the railroad network of Norway, except for the line from Narvik to Kiruna in Sweden, and further into the Swedish rail network. The railway station opened in 1961. Bodø Airport lies two km outside the city centre and was opened in 1952. Ferries run between Bodø and the Lofoten Islands. Nordlandsbanen is a railway line between Trondheim and Bodø. 729 km long, it is the longest line in the Norwegian railway system, and the only Norwegian line to cross the Arctic circle. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Narvik is a town in the county of Nordland, Norway. ... Kiruna (from (Sami) Giron, (white) grouse) is a town and Municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Henningsvær, a fishing village in Lofoten during fishing season (April, 2001). ...

Bodø is a communications centre. The airport (upper left), the harbour (upper right) and the railway station (lower right) are all within walking distance of each other.

Download high resolution version (1926x1284, 789 KB)A sunset view over Bodø, Norway, in late summer. ... Download high resolution version (1926x1284, 789 KB)A sunset view over Bodø, Norway, in late summer. ...

Nature and hiking

Bodø is well-known for beautiful surroundings. Besides Saltstraumen, the municipality of Bodø has lots of wilderness to offer hikers. Saltstraumen is a strong tidal current located some 30 km east of the city of Bodø, Norway. ...


Media, culture and entertainment

The local newspaper is named Avisa Nordland. Avisa Nordland is a newspaper published in Bodø, Norway. ...


The local football club, F.K. Bodø/Glimt, plays in the Norwegian Premier League during the 2004 season. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... F.K. Bodø/Glimt is a Norwegian football club from the city of Bodø and was founded in 1916. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top football league division in Norway. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The National Aviation Museum and Salten Museum are located in Bodø. Salten Museum has four exhibitions: The Lofoten Fisheries, a Sami exhibit, a Viking treasure and a exhibition about Bodø's history from 1816 to 2000. Bodø is host to the cultural festival "Nordland Musikkfestuke" every summer. The Bodø Cathedral was built in 1956, representing post-war architecture, whereas the Bodin Church just outside the city centre dates from the 13th century, representing a typical medieval stone church. Small vessels fishing cod (skrei) outside Flakstad island (March, 2005). ... Sami flag The Sami people (there are other names and spellings including Sámi, Saami and Lapp) are an indigenous people of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, covering a total area in the Nordic countries corresponding to the size of Sweden. ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


The proportion in the population, of slim beautiful young blond women may well be the highest in all of Scandinavia.


Well-known people

Well known music artist in norway. ... Vebjørn Tandberg, (September 16, 1904–August 30, 1978), an alumnus of the Norwegian Institute of Technology, founded the Tandberg radio factory of Oslo, Norway in 1933, and made it a great success. ... Harald Berg (born November 9, 1941 in Bodø) was a Norwegian playmaker and midfielder, nickname Dutte. He was the brother of Knut Berg and father of Runar Berg, Ørjan Berg and Arild Berg all top players in the Norwegian Premier League. ...

External links

  • Web-cam of Bodø harbour (http://www.an.no/kamera_bodoe/)
  • Information about events in Bodø (http://www.bodoe.info/)
  • The National Aviation Museum (http://www.luftfart.museum.no/)
  • Salten Museum (http://www.saltenmuseum.no)
  • Tourist Information (http://www.bodoe.com/)
  • Bodø seilforening (http://www.bodoseilforening.no/)


Municipalities of Nordland

Alstahaug | Andøy | Ballangen | Beiarn | Bindal | Bodø | Brønnøy |  | Dønna | Evenes | Fauske | Flakstad | Gildeskål | Grane | Hadsel | Hamarøy | Hattfjelldal | Hemnes | Herøy | Leirfjord | Lurøy | Lødingen | Meløy | Moskenes | Narvik | Nesna | Rana | Rødøy | Røst | Saltdal | Sortland | Steigen | Sømna | Sørfold | Tjeldsund | Træna | Tysfjord | Vefsn | Vega | Vestvågøy | Vevelstad | Vågan | Værøy | Øksnes Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Nordland is a county in Norway, bordering Troms and Nord-Trøndelag. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The municipality Alstahaug in the county of Norway, has 7,434 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Vesterålen Municipality NO-1871 Administrative centre Andenes Mayor (2005) Jonni Helge Solsvik (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 169 656 km² 616 km² 0. ... The municipality Ballangen in the county of Norway, has 2,679 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Beiarn in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,257 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Bindal in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,867 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Sør-Helgeland Municipality NO-8901 Administrative centre Brønnøysund Mayor (2005) Kjell H. Trælnes (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 99 1,042 km² 996 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Vesterålen Municipality NO-1867 Administrative centre Straumsjøen Mayor (2003) Viggo Johnsen (SP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 304 247 km² 236 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1827 Administrative centre Solfjellsjøen Mayor (2003) Steinar Horsgård (Sp) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 330 194 km² 188 km² 0. ... The municipality Evenes in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,508 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Fauske is a municipality located in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 9,627 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... Flakstad is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1838 Administrative centre Inndyr Mayor (2003) Walter Pedersen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 167 662 km² 619 km² 0. ... Grane is also a communes of the Drôme département in France. ... Hadsel is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1849 Administrative centre Oppeid Mayor (2005) Jan-Folke Sandnes (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 103 1,031 km² 921 km² 0. ... The municipality Hattfjelldal in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,603 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Hemnes in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 4,580 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1818 Administrative centre Herøy Mayor (2003) Arnt-Frode Jensen (Ap) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 412 65 km² 64 km² 0. ... The municipality Leirfjord in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 2,200 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1834 Administrative centre Lurøy Mayor (2003) Steinar Joakimsen (Ap) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 291 264 km² 257 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Hålogaland Municipality NO-1851 Administrative centre Lødingen Mayor (2003) Kurt Olsen (SV) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 202 524 km² 505 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1837 Administrative centre Ørnes Mayor (2005) Arild Kjerpeseth (Ap) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 127 873 km² 798 km² 0. ... The municipality Moskenes in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,282 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Narvik is a town in the county of Nordland, Norway. ... The municipality Nesna in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,855 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Rana in the county of Nordland, Norway, and has 25,350 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1836 Administrative centre Tjongsfjorden Mayor (2003) Olav Terje Hoff (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 156 712 km² 687 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Lofoten Municipality NO-1856 Administrative centre Røst Mayor (2003) Paul Rånes (Kystpartiet) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 430 11 km² 10 km² 0. ... The municipality Saltdal in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 4,863 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Sortland in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 9,509 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... The municipality Steigen in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 2,863 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1812 Administrative centre Sømna Mayor (2003) Edmund Dahle (Sp) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 331 194 km² 190 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1845 Administrative centre Straumen Mayor (2005) Lars Kr. ... The municipality Tjeldsund in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,477 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1835 Administrative centre Træna Mayor (2003) Aina Willumsen (Ap) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 429 16 km² 16 km² 0. ... The municipality Tysfjord in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 2,283 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Vefsn in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 13,456 inhabitants as of January 1, 2003. ... The municipality Vega in the county of Nordland, Norway, had 1,392 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland Landscape Lofoten Municipality NO-1860 Administrative centre Leknes Mayor (2003) Guri Ingebrigtsen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 233 423 km² 405 km² 0. ... The municipality Vevelstad in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 520 inhabitants as of October 1, 2004. ... County Nordland Landscape Lofoten Municipality NO-1865 Administrative centre Svolvær Mayor (2003) Hugo Bjørnstad (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 212 477 km² 459 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Lofoten Municipality NO-1857 Administrative centre Værøy Mayor (2003) Harald Adolfsen (H) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 428 18 km² 18 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Vesterålen Municipality NO-1868 Administrative centre Myre Mayor (2003) Per Ole Larsen (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 266 319 km² 310 km² 0. ...


 
 

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