Tana (Norway)

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Coat of arms of the Tana commune
Tana (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 5441
Province  (county) : Troms and Finnmark
Administrative headquarters: Tana bru
Coordinates : 70 ° 13 '  N , 27 ° 57'  E Coordinates: 70 ° 13 '  N , 27 ° 57'  E
Surface: 4,051.35 km²
Residents: 2,918  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 1 inhabitant per km²
Language form : Bokmål and North Sami
Mayor : Helga Pedersen  ( Ap ) (2019)
Located in the province of Troms and Finnmark
Location of the municipality in the province of Troms og Finnmark

Tana ( Sami: Deatnu ) is a municipality in the Norwegian province ( Fylke ) Troms og Finnmark .

The municipality is located on the lower reaches of the river Tana (Sami: Deatnu , Finnish : Tenojoki ), which marks the border with Finland for much of its length . The largest settlements in the municipality are Sirbma or Sirma, Polmak, Skiippagurra and Austertana , in addition to the administrative center of Tana bru .

Most of the residents of the place are Sami . Their language is colloquial and is taught in schools. The main source of seeds, besides the reindeer breeding of salmon fishing . The Tana River is one of the richest salmon rivers in Europe.

Daughters and sons of Tana


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning