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View of the village
View of the village
Rypefjord is located in Finnmark
Rypefjord is located in Norway
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°38′28″N 23°40′19″E / 70.64111°N 23.67194°E / 70.64111; 23.67194Coordinates: 70°38′28″N 23°40′19″E / 70.64111°N 23.67194°E / 70.64111; 23.67194
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Hammerfest
 • Total 1.28 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,893
 • Density 1,479/km2 (3,830/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9610 Rypefjord

Rypefjord is a village in Hammerfest Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located just south of the town of Hammerfest on the western side of the large island of Kvaløya. Rypefjord was the main population centre of the former municipality of Sørøysund. Today, Rypefjord is considered a suburb of the town of Hammerfest. Fjordtun primary school is located in Rypefjord. The 1.28-square-kilometre (320-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,893, which gives the village a population density of 1,479 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,830/sq mi).[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Rypefjord" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Rypefjord" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-01-31.