View of the Husøya harbour
Træna within Nordland
|Established||1 Jan 1872|
|• Mayor (2011)||Per Pedersen (KrF)|
|• Total||16.52 km2 (6.38 sq mi)|
|• Land||16.46 km2 (6.36 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.06 km2 (0.02 sq mi) 0.4%|
|Area rank||418 in Norway|
|• Rank||420 in Norway|
|• Density||27.6/km2 (71/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||0.7%|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1835|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Træna is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the island/village of Husøya. Other population centres include Selvær and Sanna.
Fishing is the economic mainstay of Træna. Connections to mainland Norway are by means of boat and ferry. Routes are provided to Sandnessjøen, Nesna, and Stokkvågen. Each year Træna plays hosts a music festival called Traena Music Festival. The islands of Træna have been the site of a number of archeological discoveries, indicating that the island has been populated since the Stone Age.
The 16.5-square-kilometre (6.4 sq mi) municipality is the 418th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Træna is the 420th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of only 454. The municipality's population density is 27.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (71/sq mi) and its population has increased by 0.7% over the last decade.
The municipality of Træna was established on 1 January 1872 when it was separated from the municipality of Lurøy. Initially, Træna had 289 residents. The municipal borders have not changed since that time.
The municipality is named after the island group of Træna (Old Norse: Þriðna). The name is probably derived from the number þrír which means "three" and then referring to three peaks on the island. Historically, the name was spelled Trænen.
The coat of arms was granted on 24 July 1987. The arms show a red background with three gold-colored fishhooks made of bone from the Stone Age. These hooks symbolize the importance of fishing in the municipality and the historic bone hooks found in the local Kirkhelleren cave.
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The municipality consists of over one thousand small islands off the coast of Norway. Four of the islands are populated: Husøya, Selvær, Sanna, and Sandøy. The islands lie along the Trænfjorden to the southeast and the Norwegian Sea to the west. Træna Lighthouse is located in the southern part of the municipality.
All municipalities in Norway, including Træna, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipality falls under the Rana District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.
|Party Name (in Norwegian)||Number of|
|Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)||5|
|Local Lists (Lokale lister)||6|
|Total number of members:||11|
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