Place:Tranøy, Troms, Norway

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NameTranøy
TypeMunicipality
Located inTroms, Norway
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Tranøy is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The municipality is situated on the southern coast of the large island of Senja. The administrative centre is the village of Vangsvik in the eastern part of the municipality. Other important villages include Stonglandseidet, Skrollsvika, and Å.

The nearly-abandoned island of Tranøya, with the 18th-century wooden Tranøy Church, used to be the centre of activities for the municipality. From Tranøybotn it is only a short walk to the Ånderdalen National Park, with varied landscapes within a very limited area, including deep pine forests.

The municipality is the 204th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Tranøy is the 352nd most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,536. The municipality's population density is and its population has decreased by 2.7% over the last decade.

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