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View of the harbour area
View of the harbour area
Rognan is located in Nordland
Location in Nordland
Rognan is located in Norway
Rognan (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°05′43″N 15°23′16″E / 67.09528°N 15.38778°E / 67.09528; 15.38778Coordinates: 67°05′43″N 15°23′16″E / 67.09528°N 15.38778°E / 67.09528; 15.38778
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Salten
Municipality Saltdal
 • Total 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 2,603
 • Density 1,001/km2 (2,590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8250 Rognan

Rognan is a village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Saltdal in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located at the innermost part of Skjerstad Fjord, called Saltdal Fjord. It is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the village of Røkland.[3]

Local industry includes the optical cable factory of Nexans Norway and Hepro. The Nordland Line and the European route E06 both pass through the village. Rognan Station is the local railway station. Rognan Airport only serves general aviation. Saltdal Church is located in this village. The 2.6-square-kilometre (640-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,603. The population density of the village is 1,001 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,590/sq mi).[1] Rognan gained national attention through a reality documentary television series called "Alt For Rognan" in 2006.[4] The show aired on TV2, and followed a group of ten local men and their quest to create a live show on the cabaret and revue theatre Chat Noir.

Sister cities[edit]

Rognan is twinned with the following cities:

Pedestrian zone in Rognan


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Rognan" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Rognan" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Alt For Rognan" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-08-06. 

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