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Moskenes

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Moskenes kommune
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County Nordland
Landscape Lofoten
Municipality NO-1874
Administrative centre Reine
Mayor (2003) Lillian Hansen (Ap)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 374
119 km²
110 km²
0.04 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 391
1,212
0.03 %
-15.5 %
11/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
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Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1874)

Moskenes is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. Moskenes is a part of Lofoten.

This municipality is among the most scenic in all Norway, and the picturesque fishing villages of Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen, Moskenes, Å and Tind have a dramatic backdrop of jagged peaks rising above the Vestfjord.

Between Lofotodden, the southwestern tip of the Lofoten chain, and the offshore, isolated island of Mosken, there is the tidal current of Moskenesstraumen. This is better known internationally as the Malstrom, feared by all sailors. On the isolated north western coast of the island, there are also interesting stone age cave paintings.

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Moskenes to the west


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Nordland coat of arms

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