Hammerfest, Norway

Hammerfest, Norway

Hammerfest is a harbor city in Finnmark, Norway. The climate is surprisingly warm and it is famous for its ice-free port that is open year round.

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General Information

  • Location: Port city on the western coast of Kvaloy Island near the northern tip of Norway (70˚ 40' north latitude)
  • Population: 10,287
  • Area: 848㎢
  • Date of sisterhood establishment: March 23, 1962
  • Average temperature: 15.5℃
  • Administrative district: Finnmark, Norway
  • Educational facilities: 30 schools (4 high schools, 7 middle schools, 11 elementary schools, 8 preschools)
  • Key industries: Fisheries (fishing and salmon farming), marine product processing, tourism
  • Industrial structure: Fisheries (17%), public institutions (40%), tourism (17%), transportation/telecommunications (2%)

Exchanges and current status

  • (1962) Concluded sisterhood agreement between Mokpo and Hammerfest
  • (1963) Norway’s ship 「Barfomn」 entered Mokpo Port and visited Mokpo
  • (1965) Korea·Norway Council visited Mokpo
  • (2001) Mokpo City Delegation visited Hammerfest