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coat of arms map
Coat of arms of the municipality of Fauske
Fauske (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 1841
Province  (county) : North country
Coordinates : 67 ° 16 '  N , 15 ° 23'  E Coordinates: 67 ° 16 '  N , 15 ° 23'  E
Surface: 1,196.98 km²
Residents: 9,739  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 8 inhabitants per km²
Language form : Bokmål
Railway connection: Nordlandsbanen
Mayor : Marlen Rendall Berg  ( Sp ) (2019)
Location in the province of Nordland
Location of the municipality in the province of Nordland

Fauske ( Lule : Fuossko ) is a municipality and town in the Norwegian province of Nordland .

Fauske is surrounded by Bodø in the west, Sørfold in the north, Sweden in the east and Saltdal in the south. South of Fauske on a hill east of the road is located opposite the turn-off to Leivset a place of sacrifice of the seeds , which until the middle ages was used.

The administrative seat is the place of the same name Fauske near the provincial capital Bodø .

The city is known for its marble deposits . Today (2009) an alternating pink / white and a light gray marble is extracted. This stone is known and in demand worldwide. It is installed in the UN headquarters in New York.


Fauske owns a train station on the Nordlandsbane .

coat of arms

The description to silver is the coat of arms and provided with a red cross nodes.


Web links

Commons : Fauske  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning
  2. tungsten to moon field: Wiking ride. Koehler Herford 1985 ISBN 3-7822-0360-7 p. 83
  3. Michael Möbius: DuMont travel manual travel guide Norway . DuMont, Ostfildern 2015, ISBN 978-3-7701-7767-7 , pp. 355 .