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Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Alta. Some of the main villages in the municipality include Kåfjord, Komagfjord, Kvenvik, Langfjordbotn, Leirbotn, Rafsbotn, Talvik, and Tverrelvdalen.The 3849km2 municipality is the 7th largest municipality by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Alta is the 55th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 20,446. The municipality's population density is and its population has increased by 13% over the last decade.General informationThe municipality of Alten-Talvig was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1863, the municipality was divided into two: Talvik to the north (population: 1,938) and Alta to the south (population: 2,442). On 1 January 1964, the two municipalities were merged back together to form the new, larger municipality of Alta. Prior to the merger, Alta had 6,629 residents and Talvik had 3,266 residents. The borders have not changed since that time. Alta is in Alta Municipality. Add Alta and other Norway destinations to your travel plans using our Norway journey builder.
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