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Tromsøya  (Norwegian)
Romssasuolu  (Northern Sami)
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Tromsøya is located in Troms og Finnmark
Location of the island
Tromsøya is located in Norway
Tromsøya (Norway)
LocationTroms og Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates69°40′03″N 18°55′33″E / 69.6676°N 18.9258°E / 69.6676; 18.9258Coordinates: 69°40′03″N 18°55′33″E / 69.6676°N 18.9258°E / 69.6676; 18.9258
Area21.7 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
CountyTroms og Finnmark
MunicipalityTromsø Municipality
Population39,882 (2018)
Pop. density1,838/km2 (4760/sq mi)

Tromsøya (Norwegian) or Romssasuolu (Northern Sami) is a small island in Tromsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The 21.7-square-kilometre (8.4 sq mi) island lies in the Tromsøysundet strait between the mainland and the large island of Kvaløya. The city of Tromsø is located on the island. The island has about 39,882 residents (in 2018) which gives the island a population density of about 1,838 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,760/sq mi).[1]

Tromsø Airport is situated on the western side of the island. Prestvannet lake is located in the middle of the island and the lake and the area around it is now a nature reserve area. The island is connected to the Tromsdalen area on the mainland to the east by the Tromsø Bridge and Tromsøysund Tunnel and it is connected to the village of Kvaløysletta on Kvaløya island to the west by the Sandnessund Bridge.

The University of Tromsø, Tromsø police station, Tromsø fire station, University Hospital of North Norway, and Tromsø Museum are all located on the eastern part of the island.

A panoramic view of Tromsøya


  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-06-26). "Tromsøya". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-08-11.

External links

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