Kvalsund (village)

Kvalsund (Northern Sami: Ráhkkerávju) is a village in Hammerfest Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It was formerly the administrative centre of Kvalsund Municipality.

Kvalsund

Ráhkkerávju
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Kvalsund is located in Troms og Finnmark
Kvalsund
Kvalsund
Location of the village
Kvalsund is located in Norway
Kvalsund
Kvalsund
Kvalsund (Norway)
Coordinates: 70°30′09″N 23°58′47″E / 70.50250°N 23.97972°E / 70.50250; 23.97972Coordinates: 70°30′09″N 23°58′47″E / 70.50250°N 23.97972°E / 70.50250; 23.97972
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictVest-Finnmark
MunicipalityHammerfest
Area
 • Total0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total288
 • Density993/km2 (2,570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9620 Kvalsund

The village is located on the mainland, along the Kvalsundet strait, at the mouth of the river Kvalsundelva. The village sits just east of the Kvalsund Bridge which connects the mainland to the island of Kvaløya, just to the north. Kvalsund Church is located in this village.

The 0.29-square-kilometre (72-acre) village has a population (2017) of 288 which gives the village a population density of 993 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,570/sq mi).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Kvalsund" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-01-26.