Grense Jakobselv

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Grense Jakobselv
Village
A southbound picture of Grense Jakobselv village; the left side of the river belongs to Russia and the right side to Norway.
A southbound picture of Grense Jakobselv village; the left side of the river belongs to Russia and the right side to Norway.
Grense Jakobselv is located in Finnmark
Grense Jakobselv
Grense Jakobselv
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°46′30″N 30°49′52″E / 69.77500°N 30.83111°E / 69.77500; 30.83111Coordinates: 69°46′30″N 30°49′52″E / 69.77500°N 30.83111°E / 69.77500; 30.83111
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Øst-Finnmark
Municipality Sør-Varanger
Elevation[1] 5 m (16 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9900 Kirkenes

Grense Jakobselv (Northern Sami: Vuorjánjohka and Finnish: Vuoremijoki) is a small village in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located on the shore of the Barents Sea at the mouth of the Jakobselva river. It lies about 54 kilometres (34 mi) by road east of the town of Kirkenes. The area was settled by Norwegians in 1851.[2]

Border with Russia[edit]

The Jakobselva river forms the border with Russia, on the east side of Grense Jakobselv. Here, there is a small post of the Garrison of Sør-Varanger of the Norwegian Army, from where soldiers patrol the border. In this area, however, there is no public border crossing.

King Oscar II Chapel[edit]

In the village, there is a stone chapel built in 1869 called King Oscar II Chapel. The church was built to reinforce Norway's territorial claim to the area, and was named after King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway.

Distance from Oslo[edit]

Grense Jakobselv is the point in mainland Norway farthest by road from Norway's capital Oslo. It is 2,465 kilometres (1,532 mi) by a route entirely within Norway [Oslo Central Station -> E18 (2 km) -> Rv190 (5.5 km) -> E6 (121 km) -> Rv3 (272 km) -> E6 (1501 km) -> Rv93 (97 km) -> Rv92 (97 km) -> E6 (316 km) -> E105 (9.5 km) -> Rv886 (44 km)]. It is about 510 kilometres (320 mi) shorter via a route through the neighboring countries of Sweden and Finland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grense Jakobselv" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Grense-Jakobselv" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-14. 

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