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Kistrand (Norwegian)
Čuđegieddi (Northern Sami)
Ryssämarkka (Kven)
View of a building in the village
View of a building in the village
Kistrand is located in Troms og Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Kistrand is located in Norway
Kistrand (Norway)
Coordinates: 70°26′18″N 25°11′58″E / 70.43833°N 25.19944°E / 70.43833; 25.19944Coordinates: 70°26′18″N 25°11′58″E / 70.43833°N 25.19944°E / 70.43833; 25.19944
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
Elevation34 m (112 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9713 Russenes

Kistrand (Northern Sami: Čuđegieddi; Kven: Ryssämarkka) is a village in Porsanger Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located on the eastern side of the Porsanger Peninsula, along the western shore of the Porsangerfjorden. The village lies along the European route E06 highway, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the village of Olderfjord.


Kistrand was the name of Porsanger Municipality from 1 January 1838 until 1 January 1964 when it was changed to Porsanger. The municipality was named after the parish of Kistrand, based at the Kistrand Church which is in this village. Originally (in 1838), Kistrand municipality was very large and it encompassed the contemporary municipalities of Porsanger, Nordkapp, Kautokeino, and Karasjok.[2]


  1. ^ "Kistrand" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-28.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.