Tromso – Land of Magic

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Tromsø (Norwegian pronunciation: [²trumsø] (About this sound listen); Northern Sami: Romsa;[2] Finnish: Tromssa; Kven: Tromssa) is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø. Outside Norway, Tromso and Tromsö are alternative spellings of the city. Tromsø town has a population of 64,376 as of 1 January 2016. The most populous town north of it is Alta, Norway, with a population of 14,272 (2013).

Tromsø lies in Northern Norway. The 2,521-square-kilometre (973 sq mi) municipality is the 18th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Tromsø is the 9th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 74,541. The municipality’s population density is 30.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (78/sq mi) and its population has increased by 15.6% over the last decade.[3] It is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the third largest north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world (following Murmansk and Norilsk). Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island of Tromsøya, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. In 2012, Tromsøya had a population of 36,088. Substantial parts of the urban area are also situated on the mainland to the east, and on parts of Kvaløya — a large island to the west. Tromsøya is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge.