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Vågå district

Vågå is centrally located as the gateway to Europe’s No. 1 national park district. We have many natural and man-made features which plentifully supply the good life. We can offer a wide range of businesses, good opportunities for leisure and recreation, culture of high quality and breadth of content, a good environment for family life including full nursery-school provision, a good school and a local authority that is concerned with development and possibilities.

Some statistics (See also the Central Office of Statistics for facts: http://www.ssb.no/kommuner/region.cgi?nr=05)

Population:
On 01.10.06 - 3717

Area
Vågå covers an area of 1.349 km2, divided into the following landscape categories:

Type of area

Area

I %

Permanent snow and ice

29 km2 distributed amongst 53 areas

2,1

Bare mountain

Not measured - estimate

(62)

Wooded area

340 km2

25,2

Fresh water

77 km2 distributed amongst 677 lakes

5,7

Marsh

21 km2

1,6

Cultivated ground

32 km2

2,4

Other (built-on land etc)

Not measured - estimated

(1)

Trade and industry
Commerce is divided roughly as follows:
Agriculture/forestry

Approx 16%

Industry/rock/building and plant

Approx 24%

Tourism

Approx 11%

Trade in goods

Approx 12%

Official and private service

Approx 37%

Link to Vågå Local Authority http://www.vaga.kommune.no