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08936: Protected area (M) 1975 - 2021

Svein Johan Reid, Statistics Norway
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2022-03-28 08:00
Protected area on land (km²):
km²
Protected area at sea (km²):
km²
Protected area total (km²):
km²
Number of protected areas total:
protected areas
Protected area on land (km²):
31.12.
Protected area at sea (km²):
31.12.
Protected area total (km²):
31.12.
Number of protected areas total:
31.12.
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Mandatory

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Mandatory
Field for searching for a specific value in the list box. This is examples of values you can search for.1975 , 1976 , 1977 ,

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Field for searching for a specific value in the list box. This is examples of values you can search for.3001 Halden , 3002 Moss , 3003 Sarpsborg ,

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-Protected areas can be located in more than one municipality, and cover both land and sea areas.
-From 2004 GIS and digital overlay analysis is used to calculate the statistics. A higher accuracy is obtained.
-From 2013 : SSB changes to using the ETRS_1989_LAEA projection, for more precise area calculation
-'Other protections' include flora and fauna protection areas (biotop protections), and since 2006 nature relics with an area protection and biotops protected by the Wildlife Act are also included.
-The numbers do not include flora- or fauna protections without area protection.
-Areas on Svalbard are protected by law in the Svalbard Environmental Act. From 2009 are these areas included in the total numbers for protected areas.
-Some protected areas belong to several protection categories. 'All protection purposes'(new from 2018) states total protected area and is therefore smaller than the summation of the five protected area categories.
-Figures per 31st of December.
Protected area at sea for 2018, 2019 2020 og 2021 has been recalculated, as initially published figures were too high. New figures were published 28.02.2022.

Protected land area for 2021 has been recalculated, as initially published figures were too high. New figures were published 28.02.2022.

region

See list over changes in regional classifications (in Norwegian).

protection purpose

All protection purposes

Each protected area is counted only once. But the sum of the different protection purposes can be higher, since each area can have several protection purposes.