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Fauske

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National Parks · History Museums · Outdoor Activities
Fauske is a town and municipality located in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Salten. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Fauske with approximately 6,000 inhabitants. Other villages include Nystad, Straumsnes, and Sulitjelma.The municipality borders Sweden in the east and the municipalities of Sørfold to the north, Bodø to the west, and Saltdal to the southeast. The town is located on the northern shore of Skjerstad Fjord.The 1201km2 municipality is the 83rd largest by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Fauske is the 116th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 9,729. The municipality's population density is and its population has increased by 2.8% over the last decade.General informationOn 1 January 1905, the northern district of the municipality of Skjerstad was separated to become the new municipality of Fauske. Initially, the population of Fauske was 4,646. The municipal borders haven't changed since that time. In 1998, the municipality declared township for its administrative centre.
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