Tromsø

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Tromsø kommune
Romssa Suohkan
Municipality

Coat of arms

Troms within
Norway
Tromsø within Troms
Coordinates: 69°40′58″N 18°56′34″E / 69.68278°N 18.94278°E / 69.68278; 18.94278Coordinates: 69°40′58″N 18°56′34″E / 69.68278°N 18.94278°E / 69.68278; 18.94278
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Troms
Destrict Nord-Troms
Admeenistrative centre Tromsø
Government
 • Mayor (2011) Jens Johan Hjort (H)
Area
 • Total 2,520.11 km2 (973.02 sq mi)
 • Land 2,473.36 km2 (954.97 sq mi)
 • Water 46.75 km2 (18.05 sq mi)
Area rank 18 in Norway
Population (2012)
 • Total 71,590
 • Rank 8 in Norway
 • Density 27.9/km2 (72/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 14.2 %
Demonym Tromsøværing[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1902
Offeecial leid furm Neutral
Website tromso.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Tromsø (Northren Sami: Romsa;[2] Kven: Tromssa) is a ceety an municipality in Troms county, Norawa. The admeenistrative centre o the municipality is the ceety o Tromsø.

Tromsø ceety is the nint lairgest urban aurie in Norawa bi population,[3] an the seivent lairgest ceety in Norawa bi population.[4] It is the lairgest ceety an the lairgest urban aurie in Northren Norawa, an the seicont lairgest ceety an urban aurie in Sápmi (follaein Murmansk).

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tromsø haes eleiven twin touns an sister ceeties:[5]

Sister ceety Syne Kintra
Kemi 1940 Finland
Luleå 1950 Swaden
Ringkøbing 1950 Denmark
Grimsby 1961 Unitit Kinrick
Pune 1966 Indie
Anchorage 1969 Unitit States
Zagreb 1971 Croatie
Murmansk 1972 Roushie
Quetzaltenango 1999 Guatemala
Gaza 2001 State o Palestine
Nadym 2008 Roushie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. Erroneously, the Sámi name is aften believed tae be "Romssa". This is acause "Tromsø Municipality" is "Romssa Suohkan". Romssa, housomeivver is the genitive case, so that "Romssa Suohkan" translates tae "the Municipality of Romsa".
  3. Norse Wikipedia, (Norse)
  4. Norwegian Wikipedia, (Norse)
  5. List of twin towns from Tromsø municipality (Norwegian)