Kåfjord

municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Kåfjord (Northern Sami: Gáivuotna [ˈkaːjːvuo̯tna]; Kven: Kaivuono)[3] is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway.

Kåfjord kommune
Gáivuona suohkan
Kaivuonon komuuni
View of Olderdalen
View of Olderdalen
Coat of arms of Kåfjord kommune
Official logo of Kåfjord kommune
Kåfjord within Troms og Finnmark
Kåfjord within Troms og Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°36′14″N 20°31′57″E / 69.60389°N 20.53250°E / 69.60389; 20.53250Coordinates: 69°36′14″N 20°31′57″E / 69.60389°N 20.53250°E / 69.60389; 20.53250
CountryNorway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictNord-Troms
Established1929
Administrative centreOlderdalen
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Bernt Eirik Isaksen Lyngstad (Ap)
Area
 • Total991.24 km2 (382.72 sq mi)
 • Land950.39 km2 (366.95 sq mi)
 • Water40.85 km2 (15.77 sq mi)  4.1%
Area rank116 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,071
 • Rank277 in Norway
 • Density2.2/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
−6.2%
Demonym(s)Kåfjording[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5426
Official language formBokmål[2]
Preceded byLyngen Municipality

The 991-square-kilometre (383 sq mi) city is the 116th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Kåfjord is the 277th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,071.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. "Stadnamn og rettskriving" (in Norwegian). Kartverket. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  4. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2020). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian).
  5. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2020). "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian).