Kvalsund (village)

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Kvalsund
Ráhkkerávju
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Kvalsund is located in Finnmark
Kvalsund
Kvalsund
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°30′09″N 23°58′47″E / 70.50250°N 23.97972°E / 70.50250; 23.97972Coordinates: 70°30′09″N 23°58′47″E / 70.50250°N 23.97972°E / 70.50250; 23.97972
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Kvalsund
Area[1]
 • Total 0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 286
 • Density 953/km2 (2,470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9620 Kvalsund

Kvalsund (Northern Sami: Ráhkkerávju) is the administrative centre of Kvalsund Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located on the mainland, along the Kvalsundet strait, at the mouth of the river Kvalsundelva. The village sits just east of the Kvalsund Bridge connecting the mainland to the island of Kvaløya. Kvalsund Church, the main church for the municipality, is located in this village. The 0.3-square-kilometre (74-acre) village has a population (2013) of 286, giving the village a population density of 953 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,470 /sq mi).[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Kvalsund" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-01-26.