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Gratangen

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Gratangen kommune
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County Troms
Landscape Hålogaland
Municipality NO-1919
Administrative centre Gratangen
Mayor (2003) Eva Helene Ottesen (Ap)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 271
313 km²
306 km²
0.10 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 387
1,282
0.03 %
-13.2 %
4/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.gratangen.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1919)

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

Site of some of the first battles between the German 3rd Mountain Division under Eduard Dietl and the Norwegian 6th Division under General Carl Gustav Fleischer after the German invasion of Norway April 9th 1940.

After initial German success in surprising and routing a batallion fra Mid-Norway the tide turned as the Norwegians got used to the whole concept of war.

Shortly after seeing their comrades from I/IR12 suffer heavy casulties from the German assault the men from Finnmark of the soon to be highly respected Alta Battalion under lt. colonel Arne Dagfin Dahl counter-attacked and drove the Germans back from Gratangen.


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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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