Skorpa, Troms

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Skorpa  (Norwegian)
Skárfu  (Northern Sami)
Skorpa from Gildetun-Kvænangenfjorden.jpg
View of Skorpa
Norway - Skorpa, Kvænangen.png
Skorpa is located in Troms
Skorpa
Skorpa
Location of the island
Skorpa is located in Norway
Skorpa
Skorpa
Skorpa (Norway)
Geography
LocationTroms, Norway
Coordinates69°55′54″N 21°41′24″E / 69.9317°N 21.6899°E / 69.9317; 21.6899Coordinates: 69°55′54″N 21°41′24″E / 69.9317°N 21.6899°E / 69.9317; 21.6899
Area8.26 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Highest elevation307 m (1,007 ft)
Highest pointVarden
Administration
Norway
CountyTroms
MunicipalityKvænangen Municipality
Demographics
Population0 (2018)

Skorpa (Norwegian) or Skárfu (Northern Sami) is an uninhabited island in Kvænangen Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The 8.26-square-kilometre (3.19 sq mi) island is located in the middle of the Kvænangen fjord, south of the island of Spildra. The last permanent resident of the island moved off the island around 1980, and the island has had no permanent inhabitants since then. It is only accessible by boat.[1]

History[edit]

The island was the historical center of the municipality of Kvænangen. The municipal government and Skorpa Church were located on the island. The Skorpa prisoner of war camp was located on the island during World War II. The municipal government moved to Burfjord on the mainland during the 20th century and the island's population continued to decline until around 1980, when the island became uninhabited.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Isachsen, Harald; Thorsnæs, Geir, eds. (2018-04-18). "Skorpa - øy i Troms". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-08-02.