Sørkjosen

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Sørkjosen
Village
Sørkjosen is located in Troms
Sørkjosen
Sørkjosen
Sørkjosen is located in Norway
Sørkjosen
Sørkjosen
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°47′09″N 20°57′01″E / 69.78583°N 20.95028°E / 69.78583; 20.95028Coordinates: 69°47′09″N 20°57′01″E / 69.78583°N 20.95028°E / 69.78583; 20.95028
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Nord-Troms
Municipality Nordreisa
Area[1]
 • Total 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 856
 • Density 1,084/km2 (2,810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9152 Sørkjosen

Sørkjosen (Northern Sami: Reaššegeahči, Kven: Rässikäinen[3]) is a village in the municipality of Nordreisa in Troms county, Norway. The village is located along the shores of the Reisafjorden about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of the municipal center of Storslett. Sørkjosen has many industries including fishing, dairy production, and a sawmill. The 0.79-square-kilometre (200-acre) village has a population (2013) of 856, which gives the village a population density of 1,084 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,810/sq mi).[1][4]

Nord-Troms Museum[edit]

Nord-Troms Museum in Sørkjosen: one of the historical buildings

Sørkjosen hosts several preserved historical buildings that are part of the Nord-Troms Museum. The other exhibitions are in neighboring municipalities of Lyngen, Storfjord, Kåfjord, Skjervøy, and Kvænangen.[5][6]

Transport[edit]

The European route E6 connects Sørkjosen with the town of Alta (and the rest of Finnmark) to the east, and the city of Tromsø to the west. Sørkjosen Airport is located within the urban area of the village, on the shore of Reisafjorden, at its southern end. Widerøe provides air services to Tromsø, Hammerfest, and Kirkenes from Sørkjosen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Sørkjosen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  3. ^ Sandnes, Jørn; Stemhaug, Ola, eds. (1997). Norsk stadnamnleksikon. Oslo: Det Norske Samlaget. ISBN 82-521-4905-7. 
  4. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sørkjosen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  5. ^ Nord-Troms Museum
  6. ^ nord-troms.no