Updated land cover figures
Nature and the environment;Svalbard
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Area of land and fresh water1 January 2016



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Updated land cover figures

The figures for land cover by basic statistical unit, municipality and county are updated in the StatBank.

Land and fresh water. Square kilometres1
In allLandFresh water
1Source: The Norwegian Mapping Authority (1:50 000) and The Norwegian Polar Institute (1: 100 000).
The kingdom of Norway385 180365 14620 035
The mainland323 781304 14819 633
Svalbard61 02260 627395
Jan Mayen3773716

No new municipalities have been created during 2015. Some basic statistical units have however been split up.

See standard classification of basic statistical units under the heading “additional information” for the details.

There are some minor changes in the figures for basic statistical units as well as for municipalities as a consequence of ongoing quality work by The Norwegian Mapping Authority. The mainland is now calculated to 323 781 km2.

Basic statistical units in StatBankOpen and readClose

If you want to get the figures for each single basic unit, or all the basic units, this has to be done in several steps. After choosing the right table, you should select the tab called “Select via groups”, then select the option “region” in the scroll menu called “Select variable”, and choose one of the groups in the scroll menu below. Select the button “Select as single values” after choosing the required basic units. You can now go back to the tab called “My table” and proceed as usual.