Masi, Norway

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Masi  (Norwegian)
Máze  (Northern Sami)
Maasi  (Finnish)
Masi kirke.JPG
Masi is located in Troms og Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Masi is located in Norway
Masi (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°26′37″N 23°40′01″E / 69.44361°N 23.66694°E / 69.44361; 23.66694Coordinates: 69°26′37″N 23°40′01″E / 69.44361°N 23.66694°E / 69.44361; 23.66694
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
Elevation282 m (925 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9525 Maze

Masi (Norwegian) or Máze (Northern Sami) or Maasi (Finnish) is a village in Kautokeino Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located along the river Kautokeinoelva, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of the town of Alta and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of the village of Kautokeino. The village is made up predominantly of Sami people, and both the Sami and Norwegian names of the village ("Máze" and "Masi") are officially recognized.[2]

Since the 17th century, the village has been the site of Masi Church. The present church building was built after World War II to replace the previous church which the Germans had burned down.[2]

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Norwegian government considered building a dam on the local river for the proposed Alta Hydroelectric Power Station which would have flooded the village. This was called the Alta controversy and it had a big impact on the nation's politics at that time.


  1. ^ "Masi" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Máze" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-04-01.

External links

Media related to Máze at Wikimedia Commons