Talvik, Norway

Talvik (Northern Sami: Dálbmeluokta and Kven: Talmulahti) is a village in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county in Norway. It is located on the western shore of the Altafjorden, along the European route E6 highway. The village is an old trading centre since the 1800s. Talvik Church is located in the village.[3]

Talvik

Dálbmeluokta
Talmulahti
Village
View of the village church
View of the village church
Talvik is located in Finnmark
Talvik
Talvik
Location of the village
Talvik is located in Norway
Talvik
Talvik
Talvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 70°02′33″N 22°57′00″E / 70.0425°N 22.9499°E / 70.0425; 22.9499Coordinates: 70°02′33″N 22°57′00″E / 70.0425°N 22.9499°E / 70.0425; 22.9499
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyFinnmark
DistrictVest-Finnmark
MunicipalityAlta Municipality
Area
 • Total0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total313
 • Density763/km2 (1,980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9540 Talvik

The village of Talvik was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Talvik from 1863 until 1964 when it was merged into Alta municipality.[3]

The 0.41-square-kilometre (100-acre) village has a population (2017) of 313 which gives the village a population density of 763 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,980/sq mi).[1]

NameEdit

The municipality was named after the old Talvik farm, since Talvik Church was located there. One explanation of the name is that the first element name is derived from the Old Norse word tall meaning "pine" and the last element is víkr meaning "inlet". The other explanation is that Talvik is a corruption of the Northern Sami word Dálbmeluokta which means "fog bay" and translates to Norwegian as tåkebukta.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Talvik, Alta (Finnmark)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-05-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Thorsnæs, Geir; Askheim, Svein, eds. (2014-11-29). "Talvik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-05-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  •   Alta travel guide from Wikivoyage