Alta (town)

settlement in Alta Municipality, Norway
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Alta (Northern Sami: Áltá; Kven: Alattio; Finnish: Alattio) is a city in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The city is the administrative centre of the municipality and the major commercial centre in the western part of the county. The city is on the southern end of Altafjorden at the mouth of the river Altaelva. There are several suburbs around the town. Kåfjord, Kvenvik and Jiepmaluokta are to the west; Øvre Alta and Tverrelvdalen are to the south; and Rafsbotn is to the east. The rock carvings at Alta are just to the west of the town.[3]

Alta  (Norwegian)
Alattio  (Kven)
Áltá  (Northern Sami)
View of parts of the town
View of parts of the town
Alta is located in Finnmark
Location of the town
Alta is located in Norway
Alta (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°58′08″N 23°16′18″E / 69.9689°N 23.2716°E / 69.9689; 23.2716
CountyTroms og Finnmark
MunicipalityAlta Municipality
 • Total9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Elevation60 m (200 ft)
 • Total15,094
 • Density1,635/km2 (4,230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9509 Alta

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. "Alta, Alta (Finnmark)". Retrieved 2018-04-21.[permanent dead link]
  3. Store norske leksikon. "Alta - by" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2020-12-16.