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View of the village
Rypefjord is located in Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Rypefjord is located in Norway
Rypefjord (Norway)
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 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 1,838
 • Density 1,372/km2 (3,550/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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 1.34-square-kilometre (330-acre) village has a population (2017) of 1,838 which gives the village a population density of 1,372 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,550/sq mi).[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "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.