Kistrand

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Kistrand  (Norwegian)
Čuđegieddi  (Northern Sami)
Ryssämarkka  (Kven)
Village
View of a building in the village
View of a building in the village
Kistrand is located in Finnmark
Kistrand
Kistrand
Location in Finnmark
Kistrand is located in Norway
Kistrand
Kistrand
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
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Porsanger
Elevation[1] 34 m (112 ft)
Time zone UTC+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 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.

History

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]

References

  1. ^ "Kistrand" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.