|Elevation||282 m (925 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||9525 Maze|
Masi (Norwegian) or Máze (Northern Sami) or Maasi (Finnish) is a village in Kautokeino Municipality in 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.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Norwegian government wanted to build a dam on the local river for the proposed Alta Hydroelectric Power Station and this would have meant that the village would have been inundated with water and the village would no longer be habitable. This was called the Alta controversy and it had a big impact on the nation's politics at that time.
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