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Sørfold kommune
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County Nordland
Landscape Salten
Municipality NO-1845
Administrative centre Straumen
Mayor (2005) Lars Kr. Evjenth (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 41
1,636 km²
1,472 km²
0.51 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 329
2,184
0.05 %
-18.4 %
1/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.sorfold.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1845)

Sørfold is a municipality located in the county of Nordland, Norway.

The administrative centre is Straumen. The district's total land area is 1661.6 km² - of which 141.0 km² is covered with permanent ice and snow, and only 265.8 km² lies below the 150-m contour. The total length of coastline is 249 km. In 1987 only 3.2 km² was being farmed.

The small village of Mørsvikbotten is located in the north of the district. Mørsvikbotten has a school, a grocery shop, a small church, an aquaculture co-op and a few camping sites. 5km north of Mørsvikbotten lies Lake Mørsvikvatnet. In this area, Mørsry, the German army had a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II housing mostly Russian POWs. They were building a railway, which was intended to be a link between Fauske and Narvik. Some ruins of the camp, the foundations of the railway line, a tunnel and roads can still be observed. A small, now empty, cemetery for fallen Russian soldiers is located close to the camp, 50 m on the lefthand side just before the single concrete bridge.


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