Træna within Nordland
|• Mayor (2011)||Per Pedersen (KrF)|
|• Total||16.32 km2 (6.30 sq mi)|
|• Land||16.25 km2 (6.27 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.07 km2 (0.03 sq mi)|
|Area rank||429 in Norway|
|• Rank||428 in Norway|
|• Density||30/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||5.6 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1835|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Træna is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the island/village of Husøya. Other villages include Selvær and Sanna.
Fishing is the economic mainstay of Træna. Connections to mainland Norway are by means of boat and ferry. Routes are provided to Sandnessjøen, Nesna and Stokkvågen. Each year Træna plays hosts a music festival called Traena Music Festival.
The islands of Træna have been the site of a number of archeological discoveries, indicating that the island has been populated since the Stone Age.
The municipality of Træna was established on 1 January 1872 when it was separated from the municipality of Lurøy. Initially, Træna had 289 residents. The municipal borders have not changed since that time.
The municipality is named after the island group of Træna (Old Norse: Þriðna). The name is probably derived from the number þrír which means "three" and then referring to three peaks on the island. Historically, the name was spelled Trænen.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted in 1987. The arms show a red background with three gold-colored fishhooks made of bone from the Stone Age. These hooks symbolize the importance of fishing in the municipality.
of the Church
The municipality consists of over one thousand small islands off the coast of Norway. Four of the islands are populated: Husøya, Selvær, Sanna, and Sandøy. The islands lie along the Trænfjorden to the southeast and the Norwegian Sea to the west. Træna Lighthouse is located in the southern part of the municipality.
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- Nordland travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway