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Meløy kommune
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County Nordland
Landscape Salten
Municipality NO-1837
Administrative centre Ørnes
Mayor (2005) Arild Kjerpeseth (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 127
873 km²
798 km²
0.27 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 145
6,772
0.15 %
-3.8 %
8/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.meloy.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1837)

Meløy is a municipality located in the county of Nordland, Norway. It is situated just to the north of the Arctic Circle on Norway's west coast. It encompasses the island of Meløy and some 700 other islands of various sizes around the Meløyfjorden and Glomfjorden, as well as a stretch of mainland coast on which its administrative centre Ørnes stands. The municipality's main industries are light industry, agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism. Ørnes is one of the stops on the route of the Hurtigruten (coastal steamer), with a notably scenic entrance via the fjord.

Meløy has been inhabited for many centuries and still possesses various relics from the Viking period. Due to the expansion of the community during the 19th century, it was split from its southern neighbour Rødøy in 1884. Its administrative centre was later moved from the island of Meløy to the coastal town of Ørnes.


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