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Nordland, Norway

The village of Gravdal, situated near Lofoten in Nordland, Norway


Nordland has the longest coastline of all the counties in Norway; the 14,000 km (9,000 miles) is one quarter of the country’s total coastline. The coast and the islands are what make this long and narrow county so special. There are 12,000 islands out of which 600 are inhabited by nearly 30% of the total population of Nordland. Lofoten, the archipelago with its impressive mountains, is probably the most famous group of islands in Norway and one of the favorite destinations among tourists in Nordland. The largest island in Norway (besides Spitsbergen in Svalbard, which technically belongs to Norway) is Hinnøya, which links Lofoten to the mainland. There are five main regions in Nordland: Helgeland, Salten, Lofoten, Ofoten and Vesterålen. The two biggest cities in Nordland are Bodø and Narvik.

Last updated November 29, 2010
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