Varangerfjord

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The Varangerfjord (Russian: Варангер-фьорд, Варяжский заливScript error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.; Finnish: VaranginvuonoScript error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.; Northern Sami: VárjavuonnaScript error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.) is the easternmost fjord in Norway. The fjord is located in Finnmark county between the Varanger Peninsula and the mainland of Norway. The fjord flows through the municipalities of Vardø, Vadsø, Nesseby, and Sør-Varanger. The fjord is approximately Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. long, emptying into the Barents Sea. In a strict sense, it is a false fjord, since it does not have the hallmarks of a fjord carved by glaciers.

Its mouth is about Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. wide, located between the town of Vardø in the northwest and the village of Grense Jakobselv in the southeast. The fjord stretches westwards inland past the town of Vadsø to the village of Varangerbotn in Nesseby Municipality.[1]

History[edit]

The Kven residents of Varangerfjord are largely descendants of Finnish immigrants who arrived to the area during the 19th century from Finland and northern Sweden.

During the first half of the 19th century, the possibility of Russia demanding the cession of a stretch of coast along the Varangerfjord was for some time on the European diplomatic agenda, inducing King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway to conclude an alliance (1855) with Britain and France in order to forestall this possibility.

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