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Narvik kommune
Locator map showing Narvik within Nordland
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality NO-1805
Administrative centre Narvik
Mayor (2004) Olav Sigurd Alstad (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 29
2,023 km²
1,905 km²
0.62 %
Population
 - Total (2005)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 51
18,512
0.41 %
-2.1 %
10/km²
Coordinates 68°25′N 17°33′E / 68.417, 17.55Coordinates: 68°25′N 17°33′E / 68.417, 17.55
www.narvik.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File links Narvik_komm. ... Image File history File links NO_1805_Narvik. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... // For other uses, see Nordland (disambiguation). ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Ofoten is a landscape in Northern Norway, consisting of the municipalities Ballangen, Evenes, Tjeldsund and Narvik. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (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 (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Narvik (Northern Sami: Narviika) is a town and municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. Northern or North Sami (also written Sámi or Saami; formerly Lappish or Lapp) is the most widely spoken of all Sami languages. ... // For other uses, see Nordland (disambiguation). ...


Narvik was separated from Ankenes as a city, and municipality of its own, January 1, 1902. Ankenes was merged with Narvik January 1, 1974. Ankenes is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. ...


The municipality is a part of the Ofoten landscape in North Norway, inside the arctic circle. Narvik borders Evenes to the northwest, Bardu and Gratangen in Troms county to the north, Norrbotten County (Lapland) in Sweden to the south and east and Ballangen to the southwest.

Ofoten is a landscape in Northern Norway, consisting of the municipalities Ballangen, Evenes, Tjeldsund and Narvik. ... Nord-Norge (Norwegian for Northern Norway) is the name of the geographical region of northern Norway, consisting of the three counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. ... World map showing the Arctic Circle in red A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... County District Ofoten Municipality NO-1853 Administrative centre Bogen i Ofoten Mayor (2003) Jardar Jensen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l, Sami (semi-official) Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 300 252 km² 241 km² 0. ... The municipality Bardu in the county of Troms, Norway, has 3,799 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Troms District HÃ¥logaland Municipality NO-1919 Administrative centre Gratangen Mayor (2003) Eva Helene Ottesen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 271 313 km² 306 km² 0. ... County NO-19 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Tromsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 4 25,877 km² 8. ... Norrbotten County (Norrbottens län) is a Swedish county or län in the extreme north of Sweden. ... Laponia, or Lappland, was a historical Province or landskap in the extreme north of Sweden. ... County Nordland District Ofoten Municipality NO-1854 Administrative centre Ballangen Mayor (2003) Per Kristian Arntzen (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 118 931 km² 847 km² 0. ...

Contents

The name

Narvik 1928 with Rombaksfjorden as backdrop
Narvik 1928 with Rombaksfjorden as backdrop

The town is named after the old farm Narvik ("Narduigh" 1567), since the town is built on its ground. The meaning of the first element is unknown, the last element is vik f 'inlet'. Image File history File links Narvik_1928_Rombakfjorden. ... Image File history File links Narvik_1928_Rombakfjorden. ...

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1951). It shows an anchor (to represent Narvik as an important port). A stocked ships anchor. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ...


(See also the coat-of-arms of Lillesand and Nøtterøy.)
Lillesand is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0722 Administrative centre Borgheim Mayor (2003) Bjørn KÃ¥re Sevik (Frp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 415 61 km² 60 km² 0. ...


Geography

The municipality of Narvik covers large areas outside the town itself. Some of the other settlements in the municipality are Bjerkvik (located at the head of Herjangsfjorden), Håkvik, Beisfjord and Skjomen. The eastern part, towards the border with Sweden, is dominated by mountains, and Storsteinfjellet reaches 1894 m. However, there are also lakes and valleys, mostly above the treeline in this eastern part. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... Bjerkvik is a village in the municipality of Narvik, Norway. ... HÃ¥kvik is a village in the municipality of Narvik, Norway. ... Beisfjord is a village aprox. ... The Southern part of the Skjomen fjord with Lappviktind in the background Skjomen is a fjord branch of Ofotfjorden in the Ofoten landskape in northern Norway, just south of the city Narvik. ...

View from Katterat overlooking the Rombaksbotn valley
View from Katterat overlooking the Rombaksbotn valley

The city itself is situated near the innermost part of the deep Ofotfjord, but even here the mountains, going almost straight up from the blue fjord, reach 1500 m, even 1700 m in Skjomen, where the glacier Frostisen can be seen. Forests cover the lower parts of the mountains (below 500 m), but near the summits, the snow can stay most of the summer. Narvik has well prepared slopes for alpine skiing, some of which end almost in the city center. Situated 220 km inside the arctic circle, Narvik is one of the most northerly towns in the world. However, the North Atlantic drift (extension of the Gulfstream) gives Narvik a much milder climate than one might expect for a town at this latitude. In addition, the mountains surrounding the town give shelter from the strong winds typical for coastal areas. Mean annual temperature is 3.8°C (39°F), January average is -4.1°C (25°F), July 24-hr average is 13.4°C (56°F), and the growing season in the lowland is approximately 155 days, thus allowing inhabitants with an interest for gardening to grow imported plants and trees, such as european ash and sycamore maple. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 682 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) lat=68. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 682 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) lat=68. ... Katteratgubben, 3 meter high tall stone close to the Katterat train station. ... Ofotfjorden. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Fjords are very long inlets from the sea with high steeply sloped walled sides. ... The Southern part of the Skjomen fjord with Lappviktind in the background Skjomen is a fjord branch of Ofotfjorden in the Ofoten landskape in northern Norway, just south of the city Narvik. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... The glacier Frostisen is one of the larger plateau glaciers in Norway. ... This article is about forests as a massing of trees. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... World map showing the Arctic Circle in red A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... The North Atlantic drift is a powerful warm ocean current that continues the Gulf Stream northeast. ... Gulfstream may refer to: Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Aerospace See also Gulf Stream for the ocean current This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... In agriculture, the growing season is the period of each year when crops can be grown. ... A gardener Gardening is the practice of growing flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. ... Binomial name L. The European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), also known as the Common Ash in the United States, is a tall deciduous tree, native to most of Europe with the exception of northern Scandinavia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Climate

Narvik in winter. Photo: Tom Corser
Narvik in winter. Photo: Tom Corser
Central Narvik in summer.
Central Narvik in summer.

Average temperature is below freezing from mid-November until the first days of April. Thaws can occur any time in winter, but rarely in the higher elevations. Average 24-hr temperature is above 5°C (41°F) from early May - approximately October 10. Summer lasts from beginning of June - September 1, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 26°C (78°F), usually 12 - 20°C; (54°F - 68°F). Record high and low in July is 31°C (88°F) and 5°C (41°F). Record high and low in January is 11°C (52°F) and -20°C (-4°F). The wettest month is October, with 110 mm precipitation, the driest month is May with 40 mm, and the year average precipitation is 830 mm ([1], [2]). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 575 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Narvik Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 575 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Narvik Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Melting - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The light varies a lot in Narvik: The sun is below the horizon from late November until mid-January; when there is only a bluish light for a few hours around noon ([3]). The mountains surrounding the town in reality extend this period from early November until the end of January. The light is often intense in March and April, with long daylight hours and snow cover - the snow melts in lowland areas in April, but stays in the mountains for several months. The (midnight) sun is above the horizon from May 25 to July 18, and the period with continuous daylight lasts a bit longer, from approximately May 10 to the end of July. There is also a transitional period with twilight in the night, so you will not be able to see any stars at night from the last days of April until approximately August 10.
Horizon. ... Noon is the time exactly halfway through the day, written 12:00 in the 24-hour clock and 12:00 noon in the 12-hour clock. ... Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy and Communications

The railway in Narvik
The railway in Narvik

Narvik was founded as an all-year ice free port for the Kiruna and Gällivare iron mines. During the construction of the railway, the coming port was called Victoriahavn (Victoria harbor) until 1898, when the name was changed to Narvik. The town was officially founded in 1902. Ofotbanen is the railroad connecting Narvik to Kiruna in Sweden, passing through the mountains dividing the two countries. Narvik is the only town in Norway where the spoken language use the Swedish words morsan (mother) and farsan (father), a testimony to the close ties with Sweden. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1288x966, 154 KB) A rc6 train in Narvik, shot by User:ThorRune 06/15/2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Narvik ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1288x966, 154 KB) A rc6 train in Narvik, shot by User:ThorRune 06/15/2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Narvik ... An ice-free port or warm water port is a port where the water does not freeze (rendering it unusable) in the winter. ... Kiruna View from just outside Kiruna, with European route E10 left to LuleÃ¥ and right to Narvik, Norway. ... Gällivare Municipality is a Municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden where Gällivare is seat. ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... Ofotbanen is a railway line between the town of Kiruna in Sweden and the port of Narvik in Norway. ... 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 commercial centre for some of the neighbouring municipalities. Narvik University College has approximately 1200 students. There are some high-tech businesses in Narvik (among them Natech).


Transport

Bjerkvik, where the E6 road goes north and E10 goes west to Lofoten
Bjerkvik, where the E6 road goes north and E10 goes west to Lofoten

The activity related to the railway and large port facilities are still important in Narvik, and goods to and from northern Norway are often distributed via Narvik, which is situated near the centre of this region. In the project the Northern East West Freight Corridor there are plans for using Narvik as a port for goods from East Asia bound for eastern North America. The reason is that the railroad network of central Europe is a lot busier and the distance is shorter. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2138 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2138 pixel, file size: 1. ... Reine, Lofoten, seen from top of Reinebringen (June, 2003). ... Good. ... The Northern East West Freight Corridor , usually referred to as the N.E.W. Corridor is a project organized by the UIC and [1] [2]. The Northern Alternative is an east-west transport route connecting the east coast of United States to East Asia by train and ship. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


The E6 crosses through the municipality using three bridges: Skjomen Bridge, Beisfjord Bridge and Rombak Bridge. Narvik is served by two airports: Narvik Airport, Framnes just outside the city center has a short runway and is used by smaller aircraft. Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes is 80 km by road from Narvik. There are no railways south to Bodø, which is at the northern end of the rest of Norway's railroad network. E6 is the designation for the main north-south road in Norway (and the west coast of Sweden), running from the southern tip of Sweden (Trelleborg), into Norway and through almost all of the country north to Finnmark. ... Skjomen bridge (Skjomen bru) is a suspension bridge that crosses the fjord Skjomen near the town of Narvik in Nordland county in Norway. ... Beisfjord Bridge (Beisfjordbrua) is a bridge that crosses Beisfjorden near (almost inside) the town of Narvik in Nordland county in Norway. ... Rombak Bridge (Rombaksbrua) is a suspension bridge, opened in 1964, that crosses the fjord Rombaken near the town of Narvik in Nordland county in Norway. ... Narvik Airport, Framnes (IATA: NVK, ICAO: ENNK) (Norwegian: Narvik lufthavn, Framnes is a regional airport serving the city of Narvik in Nordland, Norway. ... Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes (IATA: EVE, ICAO: ENEV) is located in Evenes municipality in Nordland, Northern Norway. ... County Nordland District Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ...


Recreation and tourism

Narvik has access to numerous outdoor activities. This is the best known location in northern Norway when it comes to alpine skiing.

Skjomen fjord

There are lifts, and several of the slopes are floodlit. There is also a cable car to Fagernesfjellet, with a stunning view and the possibility to walk even higher up in the mountains. Narvik Winter Festival (No:Vinterfestuka) takes place in early March. Mountain hiking is, understandably, very popular in this area, and the mountain area near the Swedish border has several accommodation possibilities. Wreck diving attracts divers to Narvik, as there are a lot of wrecks in or near the harbor, and more spread out in the fjord. Fishing in the fjord or in lakes and streams is a popular leisure activity. There are salmon rivers in Skjomen, Beisfjord and Bjerkvik. The 18-hole Golf Course in Skjomen is situated in a very scenic landscape, and is one of the most northern in the world. Narvik was destroyed by the fighting in 1940 and hastily rebuilt, hence the architecture is rather functional, but private homes are often painted in bright colours. Image File history File links View of the southern part of the Skjomen Fjord. ... Image File history File links View of the southern part of the Skjomen Fjord. ... Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Illustration of a male Coho Salmon The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow to 1. ... The Southern part of the Skjomen fjord with Lappviktind in the background Skjomen is a fjord branch of Ofotfjorden in the Ofoten landskape in northern Norway, just south of the city Narvik. ... This article is about building architecture. ...


Narvik in World War II

Iron ore is extracted in Kiruna and Malmberget, and brought by rail to the harbours of Luleå and Narvik.(Borders as of 1920–1940.)
Iron ore is extracted in Kiruna and Malmberget, and brought by rail to the harbours of Luleå and Narvik.
(Borders as of 1920–1940.)

The port of Narvik proved to be strategically valuable in the early years of World War II and the town became a focal point of the Norwegian campaign. In 1939 Germany's war industry depended upon iron ore extracted in Kiruna and Malmberget in Sweden. During the summer season this ore could be shipped to Germany from the Swedish port of Luleå on the Gulf of Bothnia. However, when the Gulf of Bothnia froze during the winter, most of the ore had to be brought from Narvik. The town of Narvik is linked by rail to Sweden, but not to other towns in Norway. As a result, Narvik serves as a gateway to the ore fields of Sweden which cannot be easily reached from southern Norway over land. Then First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill realized that control of Narvik meant stopping most German imports of iron-ore during the winter of 1940, which would be highly advantageous to the Allies and might help shorten the war. Churchill proposed laying a minefield in Norwegian territorial waters around Narvik or possibly occupying the town with Allied troops. The Allies hoped that they might be able to use an occupied Narvik as a base from which to secure the Swedish ore fields and/or to send supplies and reinforcements to Finland, then fighting the Winter War with the Soviet Union. Plans to lay a minefield around Narvik or to seize the town met with debate within the British government since both plans would mean a violation of Norway's neutrality and sovereignty. Image File history File links Based on Brion Vibbers map of Europe. ... Image File history File links Based on Brion Vibbers map of Europe. ... Categories: Sweden geography stubs ... Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality LuleÃ¥ Municipality County Norrbotten Province Norrbotten Charter 17th Century Area  - City 2,110 km²  (814. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... German battle cruisers in a Norwegian port in June 1940 The Norwegian Campaign, lasting from 9 April to 10 June 1940, led to the first direct land confrontation between the military forces of the Allies — United Kingdom and France — against Nazi Germany in World War II. The primary reason for... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kiruna View from just outside Kiruna, with European route E10 left to LuleÃ¥ and right to Narvik, Norway. ... Categories: Sweden geography stubs ... Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality LuleÃ¥ Municipality County Norrbotten Province Norrbotten Charter 17th Century Area  - City 2,110 km²  (814. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Bothnia (Fin. ... The First Lord of the Admiralty was a British government position in charge of the Admiralty. ... “Churchill” redirects here. ... Polish wz. ... Combatants Finland Soviet Union Commanders Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Kliment Voroshilov, later Semyon Timoshenko Strength 250,000 men 30 tanks 130 aircraft[1][2] 1,000,000 men 3,000 tanks 3,800 aircraft[3][4] Casualties 26,662 dead 39,886 wounded 1,000 captured[5] 126,875 dead...


Finally, on April 8, 1940, the British Admiralty launched Operation Wilfred, an attempt to lay minefields around Narvik in Norwegian territorial waters. Coincidentally, Germany launched its invasion of Norway (Operation Weserübung) the next day. During this invasion, ten German destroyers, each carrying 200 mountain infantry soldiers, were sent to Narvik. The outdated Norwegian coastal defence ships HNoMS Eidsvold and HNoMS Norge attempted to resist the invasion, but both ships were sunk after a short and uneven battle. The British Navy quickly dispatched ships, including the battleship HMS Warspite, to Narvik and during the Battles of Narvik took control of the coast, destroying the German destroyers that had brought the invasion force to Narvik as well as other German ships in the area. April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Operation Wilfred was a British scheme to mine the waters between Norway and her islands in order to prevent German convoys fom using the neutral waters to transport high grade Swedish iron ore. ... Combatants Germany Denmark Norway Operation Weserübung was the German codename for Nazi Germanys assault on Denmark and Norway during World War II and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign. ... USS McFaul underway in the Atlantic Ocean. ... Dutch coastal defence ship Hertog Hendrik Coastal defence ships (sometimes called coast-defence battleships) were warships built for the purpose of coastal defence, mostly in the period 1860-1920. ... HnoMS Eidsvold, or KNM Eidsvold in Norwegian, was a coastal defense cruiser and lead ship of her class, serving in the Royal Norwegian Navy. ... For the Norwegian Royal Yacht, see HNoMY Norge. ... HMS Warspite was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship of the British Royal Navy. ... The Battles of Narvik were fought from April 9 until June 8, 1940 in the Ofotfjord and the mountains surrounding the North-Norwegian city of Narvik during the Norwegian Campaign of the Second World War. ...


The first convoys of Allied soldiers were sent under Major-General Mackesy to seize Narvik on April 12. The Admiralty urged Mackesy to conduct an assault on Narvik from the sea as soon as possible. However, Mackesy felt that the German harbor defenses were too strong for such an invasion to take place. The Admiralty argued that a naval bombardment of Norway would enable the troops to land safely, but General Mackesy refused to subject Norwegian citizens to such a bombardment and instead chose to land his troops near Narvik and wait until the snow melted to take the city. is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coordinated by the Norwegian General Carl Gustav Fleischer, Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recaptured Narvik on May 28, 1940. This is also considered the first allied infantry victory in WW2. However, by this time the Allies were losing the Battle of France and the evacuation from Dunkirk was underway. Since the invasion of France had made Scandinavia largely irrelevant, and since the valuable troops assigned to Narvik were badly needed elsewhere, the Allies withdrew from Narvik on June 8 in Operation Alphabet. Without support from the Allied task force, the Norwegians were outnumbered and had to lay down their weapons in Norway on June 10. This was not a complete capitulation; the Norwegians kept on fighting from abroad. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Carl Gustav Fleischer (1883-1942) was a Norwegian general and the first allied general(actually not allied, as the allies and Norway never had any official cooperation, in writing) to win a major victory against the Germans in World War II. In 1940, as commander of the Norwegian 6th division... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants  France  United Kingdom  Canada  Czechoslovakia  Poland  Belgium  Netherlands  Luxembourg Germany Italy Commanders Maurice Gamelin, Maxime Weygand (French) Lord Gort (British Expeditionary Force) Leopold III (Belgian) H.G. Winkelman (Dutch) Gerd von Rundstedt (Army Group A) Fedor von Bock (Army Group B) Wilhelm von Leeb (Army Group C) H.R... French troops rescued by a British merchant ship at Dunkirk British evacuation on Dunkirk beach Operation Dynamo (or Dunkirk Evacuation, the Miracle of Dunkirk or just Dunkirk) was the name given to the World War II mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from May 26 to June 4, 1940, during the... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Operation Alphabet was the evacuation, authorized on May 24, 1940, of British troops from the harbour of Narvik in northernmost Norway marking the success of Nazi Germanys Operation Weserübung of April 6 and the end of the British campaign in Norway during World War II. The evacuation was... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Narvik during World War II

Image of Narvik from UK official history that is public domain. ...

Twin Cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Kikinda (Кикинда) is a city and a municipality located in Serbia, in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Kiruna View from just outside Kiruna, with European route E10 left to LuleÃ¥ and right to Narvik, Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lesser Poland Powiat City County Gmina Nowy SÄ…cz Estabilished 1292 City Rights 1292 Government  - Mayor Ryszard Nowak Area  - Town 57 km²  (22 sq mi) Population (2005)  - Town 84,594  - Density 1,484. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... St Catherine Cathedral of Yamburg was built in 1764-1782 to a late baroque design by Antonio Rinaldi. ...

Birdlife

With its varied habitats and coastal climates, the municipality of Narvik has an interesting fauna. The tidal area at Håkvikleira is of regional importance. This wetland habitat is a good wader locality with over 20 species having been recorded. For more information and some pictures of birds that have been seen in Narvik, check; Bird Watching In Norway - Narvik


Trivia

  • Narvik's city hall (Rådhus) is shown briefly in a second-season episode of the American television series Lost. [citation needed]
  • Narvik Black is a color on the Land Rover LR2/Freelander 2 [4]

Lost is an Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Australia and the United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. ...

Further reading

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm (Volume 1). Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1948.


External links

Tøtta is a steep mountain (1234 m amsl) looming over Rombaken fjord. Don't climb this mountain without a guide.
Tøtta is a steep mountain (1234 m amsl) looming over Rombaken fjord. Don't climb this mountain without a guide.




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Municipalities of Nordland Nordland coat of arms

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 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... // For other uses, see Nordland (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... County Nordland District Helgeland Municipality NO-1820 Administrative centre Sandnessjøen Mayor (2003) Magne Greger (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 336 187 km² 186 km² 0. ... County District VesterÃ¥len 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. ... County Nordland District Ofoten Municipality NO-1854 Administrative centre Ballangen Mayor (2003) Per Kristian Arntzen (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 118 931 km² 847 km² 0. ... The municipality Beiarn in the county of Nordland, Norway, has 1,257 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland District Helgeland Municipality NO-1811 Administrative centre TerrÃ¥k Mayor (2003) Magne Paulsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 76 1,265 km² 1,193 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ... 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 District VesterÃ¥len Municipality NO-1867 Administrative centre Straume Mayor (2003) Viggo Johnsen (SP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 304 247 km² 236 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Helgeland Municipality NO-1827 Administrative centre Solfjellsjøen Mayor (2003) Steinar HorsgÃ¥rd (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 330 194 km² 188 km² 0. ... County District Ofoten Municipality NO-1853 Administrative centre Bogen i Ofoten Mayor (2003) Jardar Jensen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l, Sami (semi-official) Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 300 252 km² 241 km² 0. ... County District Salten Municipality NO-1841 Administrative centre Fauske Mayor (2005) Kjell Eilertsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 82 1,210 km² 1,109 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Lofoten Municipality NO-1859 Administrative centre Ramberg Mayor (2003) Ann Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 345 178 km² 169 km² 0. ... 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. ... County Nordland District Helgeland Municipality NO-1825 Administrative centre Trofors Mayor (2003) Bjørn Ivar Lamo (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 30 2,009 km² 1,888 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape VesterÃ¥len Municipality NO-1866 Administrative centre Stokmarknes Mayor (2003) Reidar Johnsen (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 188 566 km² 551 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Salten Municipality NO-1849 Administrative centre Oppeid Mayor (2003) Jan-Folke Sandnes (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 103 1,031 km² 921 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Helgeland Municipality NO-1826 Administrative centre Hattfjelldal Mayor (2003) Asgeir AlmÃ¥s (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 17 2,684 km² 2,415 km² 0. ... 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 BokmÃ¥l 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 District Helgeland Municipality NO-1834 Administrative centre Lurøy Mayor (2003) Steinar Joakimsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 291 264 km² 257 km² 0. ... County Nordland District HÃ¥logaland Municipality NO-1851 Administrative centre Lødingen Mayor (2003) Kurt Olsen (SV) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 202 524 km² 505 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Salten Municipality NO-1837 Administrative centre Ørnes Mayor (2005) Arild Kjerpeseth (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 127 873 km² 798 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Lofoten Municipality NO-1874 Administrative centre Reine Mayor (2003) Lillian Hansen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 374 119 km² 110 km² 0. ... 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 VÃ¥gaholmen 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 RÃ¥nes (Kystpartiet) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 430 11 km² 10 km² 0. ... County Nordland District Salten Municipality NO-1840 Administrative centre Rognan Mayor (2005) Kjell Magne Johansen Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 23 2,215 km² 2,085 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape VesterÃ¥len Municipality NO-1870 Administrative centre Sortland Mayor (2003) Svein Roar Jacobsen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 152 722 km² 698 km² 0. ... 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 BokmÃ¥l 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 BokmÃ¥l 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. ... County Nordland Landscape Helgeland Municipality NO-1824 Administrative centre Mosjøen Mayor (2003) Jann-Arne Løvdahl (Ap) Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 33 1,928 km² 1,840 km² 0. ... The municipality Vega in the county of Nordland, Norway, had 1,392 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Nordland District 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 BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 428 18 km² 18 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape VesterÃ¥len 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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