Karasjok (village)

Karasjok (Norwegian), Kárášjohka (Northern Sami), or Kaarasjoki (Kven) is the administrative centre of Karasjok Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located along both sides of the Karasjohka river, just 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of the Norway-Finland border. The European route E06 highway runs through the village on its way from Lakselv to Tana bru and Kirkenes. The 2.19-square-kilometre (540-acre) village has a population (2017) of 1,844 which gives the village a population density of 842 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,180/sq mi).[1]

Karasjok  (Norwegian)
Kárášjohka  (Northern Sami)
Kaarasjoki  (Kven)
View of the historic church in the village
Karasjok  (Norwegian)
Location in Finnmark
Karasjok  (Norwegian)
Karasjok  (Norwegian) (Norway)
Coordinates: 69.4719°N 25.5112°E / 69.4719; 25.5112
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
  Total2.19 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Elevation141 m (463 ft)
  Density842/km2 (2,180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9730 Karasjok

The village is an important centre in the municipality and region. About 2/3 of the municipal population lives in the village. The Sami Parliament of Norway is located in the village. It acts as an institution of cultural autonomy for the indigenous Sami people in Norway. The Old Karasjok Church and the newer Karasjok Church are located in the village. The newer church is also the seat of the Indre Finnmark prosti (deanery) of the Church of Norway.[3]

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