Updated land cover figures
Nature and the environment;Svalbard
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Area of land and fresh water1 January 2014


Updated land cover figures

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

Land and fresh water. Square kilometres1
In all Land Fresh water
1Source: The Norwegian Mapping Authority (1:50 000) and The Norwegian Polar Institute (1: 100 000).
The kingdom of Norway 385 170 365 223 19 947
The mainland 323 771 304 225 19 545
Svalbard 61 022 60 627 395
Jan Mayen 377 371 6

New basic statistical units have been created in the municipality of 0219 Bærum and 0231 Skedsmo by splitting some of the existing units.

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

Some minor changes have been made to the figures for basic statistical units as well as for municipalities as a consequence of ongoing quality work by The Norwegian Mapping Authority.

How to get figures from 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 “Select via groups” tab, 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 “My table” tab and proceed as usual.