08936: Protected area (M) 1975 - 2017
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Information

Latest update
2020-01-15
Contact
Svein Johan Reid, Statistics Norway
+47 409 02 403
sjr@ssb.no

Trine Haagensen, Statistics Norway
+47 915 14 957
aag@ssb.no

Unit
Protected area on land (km²):
km²
Protected area at sea (km²):
km²
Protected area total (km²):
km²
Number of protected areas total:
protected areas
Reference time
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.
Source
Statistics Norway
Database
External PROD
Footnotes

Footnotes

Some areas are located in more than one county. Thus the sum of the number in the counties is higher than the total number.
From 31.12.2003 onwards the area figures are calculated based on digital overlay analysis, and a higher accuracy is obtained.
SSB has in 2013 change the projection WGS_1984_UTM_33N til ETRS_1989_LAEA. The statistics areas may be a bit adjusted from earlier year
'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 according to the Svalbard law. From 2009 are these areas included in the total numbers for protected areas. Figures per 31rst of December each year.
Source: Directorate for Nature Management.
region
See list over changes in regional classifications (in Norwegian).
protection purpose
All protection purposes
Number are yet not available.
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.
Marine protected area
Number are yet not available.

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