Sites & cities that bear the name of Hammerfest


Today in : Norway
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Hámmárfeasta

Description : Hammerfest (pronunciation; Northern Sami: Hámmárfeasta) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hammerfest. Some of the main villages in the municipality include Rypefjord, Forsøl, Hønsebybotn, Akkarfjord i Kvaløya, Akkarfjord i Sørøya, and Kårhamn. The 848-square-kilometre (327 sq mi) municipality is the 130th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Hammerfest is the 110th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 10,533. The municipality's population density is 12.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (33/sq mi) and its population has increased by 12% over the last decade.The municipality encompasses parts of three large islands: Kvaløya, Sørøya, and Seiland. Other small islands such as Håja, Lille Kamøya and Kamøya are also located here. Most of the area municipality does not have a road connection with the rest of Norway. Only Kvaløya island is connected via the Kvalsund Bridge.

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