Nordreisa

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Nordreisa (Norwegian) or Ráisa (Northern Sami) or Raisi (Kven)[3][4] is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Storslett. Other villages include Oksfjordhamn, Sørkjosen, and Rotsund.

Nordreisa kommune

Ráissa suohkan
Raisin komuuni
View of Storslett
View of Storslett
Official logo of Nordreisa kommune
Troms og Finnmark within
Norway
Nordreisa within Troms og Finnmark
Nordreisa within Troms og Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°42′18″N 21°12′33″E / 69.70500°N 21.20917°E / 69.70500; 21.20917Coordinates: 69°42′18″N 21°12′33″E / 69.70500°N 21.20917°E / 69.70500; 21.20917
CountryNorway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictNord-Troms
Established1 Jan 1886
Administrative centreStorslett
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Hilde Anita Nyvoll (Ap)
Area
 • Total3,437.57 km2 (1,327.25 sq mi)
 • Land3,336.17 km2 (1,288.10 sq mi)
 • Water101.40 km2 (39.15 sq mi)  2.9%
Area rank9 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,861
 • Rank183 in Norway
 • Density1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
2.2%
Demonym(s)Reisaværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5428
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitenordreisa.kommune.no

The municipality consists of the Reisadalen valley, with the river Reisaelva and deep pine forests, surrounded by mountains and high plateaus. Most people live in Storslett, where the river meets the Reisafjorden. Sørkjosen, just northwest of Storslett, is the location of Sørkjosen Airport with flights to Tromsø and several destinations in Finnmark. The European route E6 runs through the northern part of the municipality.

The 3,437-square-kilometre (1,327 sq mi) municipality is the 9th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Nordreisa is the 183rd most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 4,861. The municipality's population density is 1.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.9/sq mi) and its population has increased by 2.2% over the previous 10-year period.[5][6]

General informationEdit

The municipality of Nordreisa was established on 1 January 1886 when Skjervøy Municipality was divided in two. The southern part of Skjervøy (population: 1,057) was separated to form the new municipality. On 1 January 1890, the Trætten and Loppevolden farms (population: 32) were transferred to Nordreisa from Skjervøy. The parts of Skjervøy lying on the mainland (population: 1,556) were transferred from Skjervøy to Nordreisa on 1 January 1972. On 1 January 1982, the southern part of the island of Uløya (population: 128) was transferred from Skjervøy to Nordreisa.[7]

On 1 January 2020, the municipality became part of the newly formed Troms og Finnmark county. Previously, it had been part of the old Troms county.[8]

NameEdit

The municipality is named after the Reisafjorden (originally Reisa), which again is named after Reisaelva ("Reisa river" - originally Reisa). The river name is probably derived from the verb rísa which means "raise" (referring to flooding).

The first element Nord ("northern") was added to distinguish the municipality from Sørreisa Municipality to the south. The municipality was originally named Nordreisen, but the ending was later changed to the present form.[9]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 21 December 1984. The arms show two white salmon on a green background. This was chosen since the river Reisaelva is one of the country's best salmon rivers.[10]

ChurchesEdit

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Nordreisa. It is part of the Nord-Troms prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.

Churches in Nordreisa
Parish (Sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Nordreisa Nordreisa Church Storslett 1856
Rotsund Chapel Rotsund 1932

HistoryEdit

Most inhabitants are descendants of settlers from Finland who came over in the 18th century, escaping famine and war. Today, only a few old people can speak Finnish. Some inhabitants have Sami or Norwegian backgrounds, and today the Norwegian language is most commonly used.

Few old buildings survive in Nordreisa, as virtually everything was destroyed in early 1945 by retreating German troops. The two major attractions are the old trading post at Havnnes, with picturesque old houses that escaped the war damages, and the waterfall of Mollisfossen, which is 269 metres (883 ft) high. The upper, or southernmost, areas of the municipality are covered by the Reisa National Park with unique forest and high plateau vegetation.

In the 2007 municipal elections, Nordreisa recorded the highest vote for the right-wing Progress Party in Norway at 49.3%.

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Nordreisa, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[11] The municipality falls under the Nord-Troms District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Nordreisa is made up of 21 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Nordreisa Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)3
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)4
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)4
 Election list for Oksfjord and Straumfjord
(Valgliste for Oksfjord og Straumfjord)
2
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)3
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)17
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)16
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:29


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)6
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
Total number of members:21


Nordreisa Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:16


Nordreisa Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:16


Nordreisa Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)6
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
4
Total number of members:16


Nordreisa Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [29]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:16


GeographyEdit

 
Reisa river, Reisadalen (valley)

Nordreisa Municipality is located around the Reisafjorden and the Reisadalen valley. The municipality also includes the southern part of the island of Uløya. The Lyngen fjord lies on the northwestern edge of the municipality. The island municipality of Skjervøy lies to the north; Kvænangen and Kautokeino municipalities are to the east; Finland is to the south; and the municipalities of Gáivuotna–Kåfjord and Lyngen to the west. The large mountain Halti lies in the southern part of the municipality, near Reisa National Park.

ClimateEdit

Nordreisa has a boreal climate, although with autumn as the wettest season. The wettest month, October, sees almost three times as much precipitation as the driest month, April. The all-time high 31.6 °C (88.9 °F) was recorded August 2018. The weather station near the small airport has been recording since 1974.

Climate data for Sørkjosen Airport, Nordreisa 1991-2020 (6 m, extremes 2005-2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10
(50)
11.4
(52.5)
13
(55)
16.8
(62.2)
23.3
(73.9)
29.6
(85.3)
30.7
(87.3)
31.6
(88.9)
22.8
(73.0)
19.2
(66.6)
15
(59)
14.2
(57.6)
31.6
(88.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.9
(23.2)
−5.2
(22.6)
−2.6
(27.3)
1.4
(34.5)
6.1
(43.0)
9.9
(49.8)
13
(55)
12
(54)
8.4
(47.1)
2.9
(37.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
−3.2
(26.2)
3.0
(37.5)
Record low °C (°F) −22.5
(−8.5)
−26.6
(−15.9)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−12.9
(8.8)
−4.5
(23.9)
0.1
(32.2)
3
(37)
−0.2
(31.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−11.9
(10.6)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−18.8
(−1.8)
−26.6
(−15.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78
(3.1)
56.2
(2.21)
69.3
(2.73)
37.4
(1.47)
45.3
(1.78)
58.9
(2.32)
61.8
(2.43)
75.6
(2.98)
89.1
(3.51)
99
(3.9)
68.2
(2.69)
69.9
(2.75)
808.7
(31.87)
Source 1: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[30]
Source 2: yr.no/met.no[31]
Climate data for Storslett 1961-1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −4.3
(24.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
−0.8
(30.6)
3.5
(38.3)
8.3
(46.9)
13.3
(55.9)
16.1
(61.0)
14.6
(58.3)
10.2
(50.4)
4.4
(39.9)
−0.4
(31.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
4.9
(40.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.0
(17.6)
−7.4
(18.7)
−4.6
(23.7)
−0.1
(31.8)
5.1
(41.2)
9.7
(49.5)
12.6
(54.7)
11.3
(52.3)
6.8
(44.2)
1.8
(35.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.6
(20.1)
1.4
(34.5)
Average low °C (°F) −12.2
(10.0)
−11.4
(11.5)
−8.8
(16.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.3
(34.3)
5.9
(42.6)
8.7
(47.7)
7.6
(45.7)
3.5
(38.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
−6.9
(19.6)
−10.5
(13.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59
(2.3)
50
(2.0)
42
(1.7)
34
(1.3)
34
(1.3)
45
(1.8)
60
(2.4)
64
(2.5)
62
(2.4)
80
(3.1)
65
(2.6)
67
(2.6)
662
(26.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10.3 9.8 9.1 7.8 8.2 9.8 11.3 11.4 11.8 12.6 11.6 11.3 125.0
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[32]

Notable residentsEdit

 
Ian Haugland, 2011
  • Anne Marie Blomstereng (born 1940 in Nordreisa) a Norwegian politician, deputy mayor of Nordreisa from 1983 to 1995
  • Ian Haugland (born 1964 in Storslett) the drummer in the Swedish rock band Europe
  • Thomas Braaten (born 1987 in Nordreisa) a football defender with over 300 club caps
  • Ruben Kristiansen (born 1988 in Nordreisa) a Norwegian international footballer with over 200 club caps
and
  • Eirik Høgbakk, professional football player
  • Bjørn Arne Olsen, actor in Titanic [33]
  • Dag Rune Stangeland, Strongman

GalleryEdit

Havnnes

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