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Bjarkøy kommune
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County Troms
Landscape Hålogaland
Municipality NO-1915
Administrative centre Bjarkøy
Mayor (2003) Jorunn Berg (Sandsøy og Fenes/Skjellesvik Bygdeliste)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 402
74 km²
73 km²
0.02 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 428
529
0.01 %
-20.0 %
7/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.bjarkoy.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1915)

Bjarkøy is a municipality in the county of Troms, Norway.

The municipality is spread across several smaller islands, the biggest being the northern side of Grytøya (the southern part belongs to Harstad). The island of Bjarkøy is the biggest hamlet, also housing the municipal seat.

This is old viking territory, and was a chieftain seat during the viking age and the middle ages. Among the more famous chieftains you find Tore Hund, who killed Norway's Patron Saint, Saint Olav in the battle of Stiklestad in 1030. In 1323 the chieftain seat was raided and burned by carelian warriors.


Municipalities of Troms Missing image
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Troms coat of arms

Balsfjord | Bardu | Berg | Bjarkøy | Dyrøy | Gratangen | Harstad | Ibestad | Karlsøy | Kvæfjord | Kvænangen | Kåfjord | Lavangen | Lenvik | Lyngen | Målselv | Nordreisa | Salangen | Skjervøy | Skånland | Storfjord | Sørreisa | Torsken | Tranøy | Tromsø

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