Rognan

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Rognan
Village
View of the harbour area
View of the harbour area
Rognan is located in Nordland
Rognan
Rognan
Location in Nordland
Rognan is located in Norway
Rognan
Rognan
Rognan (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°06′01″N 15°23′27″E / 67.1002°N 15.3909°E / 67.1002; 15.3909Coordinates: 67°06′01″N 15°23′27″E / 67.1002°N 15.3909°E / 67.1002; 15.3909
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictSalten
MunicipalitySaltdal
Area
 • Total2.52 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
(2018)[1]
 • Total2,584
 • Density1,025/km2 (2,650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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 2.52-square-kilometre (620-acre) village has a population (2018) of 2,584 and a population density of 1,025 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,650/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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Rognan, Saltdal (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  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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