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Encyclopedia > Kåfjord
Kåfjord kommune
County Troms
Landscape
Municipality NO-1940
Administrative centre Olderdalen
Mayor (2003) Bjørn Inge Mo (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål and Sami
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 106
991 km²
950 km²
0.31 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 315
2,332
0.05 %
-13.9 %
2/km²
Coordinates 69°27′ N 20°45′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=69_27_N_20_45_E_type:adm2nd_region:NO-1940)
www.kafjord.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1940) Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Troms is a county in Norway, bordering Finnmark and Nordland. ... 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. ... Sami is a general name for a group of Finno-Ugric languages spoken in parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, in Northern Europe. ... 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. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic 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...

Kåfjord (Gáivuotna in Sami) is a municipality in the county of Troms, Norway. Sami is a general name for a group of Finno-Ugric languages spoken in parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, in Northern Europe. ... Norway - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


The municipality is situated on the eastern side of the Lyngen fjord, and around its eastern arm Kåfjord.


The municipal centre is Olderdalen, other major places include Birtavarre, Kåfjorddalen, Djupvik, Nordmannvik and Manndalen/Olmmaivaggi, where the international ethnical festival Riddu Riddu is hosted each year.


The majority of the population is of Sami origin. Due to assimilation pressure from the Norwegian State, the language was largely lost in the 20th century. Now efforts are being made to reintroduce Sami, largely concentrated on the village of Manndalen/Olmmaivaggi. 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. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


External links

  • Riddu Riddu (http://www.riddu.com) festival


Municipalities of Troms

Balsfjord | Bardu | Berg | Bjarkøy | Dyrøy | Gratangen | Harstad | Ibestad | Karlsøy | Kvæfjord | Kvænangen | Kåfjord | Lavangen | Lenvik | Lyngen | Målselv | Nordreisa | Salangen | Skjervøy | Skånland | Storfjord | Sørreisa | Torsken | Tranøy | Tromsø Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Troms is a county in Norway, bordering Finnmark and Nordland. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Missing image Image:Baksfjord kart. ... The municipality Bardu in the county of Troms, Norway, has 3,799 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Berg in the county of Troms, Norway, has 1,061 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Troms Landscape Hålogaland Municipality NO-1915 Administrative centre Bjarkøy Mayor (2003) Jorunn Berg (Sandsøy og Fenes/Skjellesvik Bygdeliste) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 402 74 km² 73 km² 0. ... County Troms Landscape Municipality NO-1926 Administrative centre Brøstadbotn Mayor (2003) Rolf Espenes (Ap) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 282 289 km² 277 km² 0. ... The municipality Gratangen in the county of Troms, Norway, has 1,316 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Harstad is a town and municipality in the county of Troms on the island of Hinnøya, Norway. ... The municipality Ibestad in the county of Troms, Norway, has 1,647 inhabitants As of october 1. ... The municipality Lavangen in the county of Troms, Norway, has 1,050 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Lenvik is a municipality in the county of Troms, Norway. ... The municipality Lyngen in the county of Troms, Norway, has 3,183 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Nordreisa in the county of Troms, Norway, has 4,739 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Salangen in the county of Troms, Norway, has 2,303 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Storfjord is municipality in the county of Troms, Norway, has 1,860 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Torsken in the county of Troms, Norway, has 1,129 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Troms Landscape Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ...


 
 

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