Rana, Norway

municipality in Nordland, Norway

Rana is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Mo i Rana.

Rana kommune
View of Mo i Rana in late July 2003
View of Mo i Rana in late July 2003
Coat of arms of Rana kommune
Official logo of Rana kommune
Rana within Nordland
Rana within Nordland
Coordinates: 66°22′19″N 14°20′34″E / 66.37194°N 14.34278°E / 66.37194; 14.34278
CountryNorway
CountyNordland
DistrictHelgeland
Established1 Jan 1838
Re-established1 Jan 1964
Disestablished1839
Administrative centreMo i Rana
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Geir Waage (Ap)
Area
 • Total4,460.18 km2 (1,722.09 sq mi)
 • Land4,202.92 km2 (1,622.76 sq mi)
 • Water257.26 km2 (99.33 sq mi)  5.8%
 • Rank4 in Norway
Population
 (2022)
 • Total26,092
 • Rank45 in Norway
 • Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
1.7%
DemonymsRanværing
Ransmann[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1833
Official language formNeutral[2]
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byNord-Rana & Sør-Rana
Preceded byMo i Rana, Nord-Rana, and other areas
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References

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  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.