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Updated land cover figures
The figures for land cover by basic statistical unit, municipality and county have been updated in StatBank.
|In all||Land||Fresh water|
|1Area of land and fresh water from the national map series N50 from the Norwegian mapping authority.|
|The kingdom of Norway||385 178||365 268||19 910|
|The mainland||323 779||304 270||19 509|
|Svalbard||61 022||60 627||395|
The municipalities 1901 Harstad and 1915 Bjarkøy merged on 1 January 2013. As a consequence, the land figures have been summed up for the new municipality 1903 Harstad. In addition, the basic statistical units have been reclassified.
An area in the municipality 1224 Kvinnherad was transferred to 1227 Jondal. An area in 1121 Time was also transferred to 1122 Gjesdal. In conjunction with the transfers, there have been some reclassifications of basic statistical units. In addition, new basic statistical units have been created in the municipality of 1001 Kristiansand by splitting some of the existing units.
The Norwegian Mapping Authority has worked extensively to increase the precision on the coast line map. This affects the area figures for all regional units with a border to the coast.
Box How to get figures from StatBank
Obtaining figures for each single basic unit, or all the basic units, is done in several steps. After choosing the right table, select the “Select via groups” tab, then select the option “Region” in the dropdown menu called “Select variable”, and choose one of the groups in the dropdown menu below. After choosing the required basic units, select the button “Select as single values”. You can now go back to the “My table” tab and proceed as usual.