|coat of arms||map|
|Commune number :||1841|
|Province (county) :||North country|
|Residents:||9,739 (Feb 27, 2020)|
|Population density :||8 inhabitants per km²|
|Language form :||Bokmål|
|Mayor :||Marlen Rendall Berg ( Sp ) (2019)|
|Location in the 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 .
Fauske station on the Nordlandsbane
coat of arms
The description to silver is the coat of arms and provided with a red cross nodes.
- Christel Alsos , musician
- Trine Angelsen , author
- Dag Ove Johansen , author
- Jørgen Kosmo (1947–2017), Labor Party politician
- Alexander Os (* 1980), biathlete
- Karin Risvoll , author
- Simon Slåttvik (1917–2001), skier, Olympic champion in the individual Nordic Combined competition