Skaland is the administrative center of the municipality of Berg in Troms county, Norway. The village is located on the shores of the Bergsfjorden on the northwest side of the island of Senja, about 15 km (9.3 mi) to the southwest of the village of Senjahopen and about 70 km (43 mi) southwest of the city of Tromsø. The village of Finnsæter is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) across the fjord to the south. The population (2001) was 236.[2]

Other than municipal services, the main employer in the area is the graphite factory, Skaland Grafitverk which was founded in 1917. Berg Church is also located in the village.[3][4][5]

Skaland is located in Troms
Location in Troms
Skaland is located in Norway
Skaland (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°26′40″N 17°17′53″E / 69.44444°N 17.29806°ECoordinates: 69°26′40″N 17°17′53″E / 69.44444°N 17.29806°E
RegionNorthern Norway
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9385 Skaland

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  1. ^ "Skaland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1929 Berg" (PDF) (in Norwegian).
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Skaland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  4. ^ Pål Thonstad Sandvik. "Skaland Grafitverk". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  5. ^ "Berg kirkested". Kulturminnesøk. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
Berg, Norway

Berg is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Skaland. Other villages include Finnsæter, Mefjordvær, and Senjahopen. The municipality is located on the western part of the large island of Senja.

The 294-square-kilometre (114 sq mi) municipality is the 281st largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Berg is the 406th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 902. The municipality's population density is 3.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.5/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 3.7% over the last decade.The municipality was the first place in the world to utilize a hydroelectrical power station in the mining community of Hamn. When the mining industry ceased, the "electrical adventure" did as well. The buildings are still located at Hamn, now functioning as a special hotel/lodge.

The first female pastor in the Lutheran Church of Norway, Ingrid Bjerkås, worked in this parish, starting in 1961.

Berg Church (Berg)

Berg Church (Norwegian: Berg kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Berg Municipality in Troms county, Norway. It is located in the village of Skaland. It is the main church for the Berg parish which is part of the Senja prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, stone church was built in a long church style in 1955 by the architect Hans Magnus. The church seats about 225 people.The altarpiece carved in wood was decorated by Torvald Kildal Moseid (1917-2000). Moseid also designed the stained glass in the church. The organ is a pneumatic organ from Vestre Orgelfabrikk. The church bell is from Olsen Nauen Bell Foundry (Olsen Nauen Klokkestøperi).

DIRAS3 (gene)

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Finnsæter is a small village in the municipality of Berg in Troms county, Norway. The village is located in the southern part of Berg on the western coast of the island of Senja, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) across the Bergsfjorden from the municipal centre of Skaland. Finnsæter Chapel is located here, just off Norwegian County Road 86 as it passes through the village. The village is also the location of the Hulderheimen cultural centre with the Senja Troll family park.

Georg Tysland

Georg Jacob Tysland (13 February 1890 – 14 February 1932) was a Norwegian engineer.

He was born in Kristiania (now Oslo, Norway). He was a son of colonel Lars Jørgen Tysland (1848–1911) and Marie Cathrine Sandberg (1862–1942), and was a grandson of Ole Rømer Sandberg and cousin of Ole Rømer Sandberg. He grew up in Kristiania and Bergen, and graduated from Bergen Technical School in 1908 before finishing his secondary education at Bergen Cathedral School in 1910. He graduated from the University of Liège in 1913.He was a manager at Tinfos Jernverk from 1913 to 1916, and then spent half a year in the United States, a stay interrupted by rheumatic fever. Back in Norway he established Skaland Grafittverk in 1918, was hired in the Ministry of Trade in 1921 and then in Fiskaa Verk in 1922. He was hired to experiment with new furnaces, and in 1929 the Tysland-Hole Furnace was ready for use. Tysland worked at Christiania Spigerverk from 1924 to 1927, Bremanger Smelteverk from 1927 to 1931, then Skaland Grafittverk from 1931 to his death from heart failure.

Iselin Michelsen

Iselin Michelsen (born 15 September 1990), also known as "Paradise"-Iselin, is a Norwegian glamour model and singer. She was a contestant of the Norwegian version of the Paradise Hotel reality show. Her 2012 debut single "Chewing Gum"(Written by: Lars Skaland, Helfner Hotvedt, Bjørn Alex Olsen,Trond Hillestad and Hugo Solis), was characterized by critics as the "worst music video ever", and she has been described as "Norway's Rebecca Black". Michelsen defended the song in an interview with the TV guide magazine Se og Hør, saying "Jeg bryr meg ikke om folk ler av dette. [I do not care if people laugh at this]"; and that she considers the song to be a serious effort.

List of churches in Troms

This list of churches in Troms is a list of the Church of Norway churches in Troms county, Norway. The churches are all part of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland along with the churches in Finnmark county. The diocese is based at the Tromsø Cathedral in the city of Tromsø.

The list is divided into five sections, one for each deanery (prosti) in the diocese. Each prosti is led by a provost (prost). Administratively within each deanery, the churches are divided by municipalities which have their own church council (fellesråd). Each municipal church council may be made up of one or more parishes (sokn), each of which may have their own council (soknerådet). Each parish may have one or more congregations in it.

List of municipalities of Norway

Norway is divided into 18 administrative regions, called counties (fylker in Norwegian, singular: fylke), and 422 municipalities (kommuner/-ar, singular: kommune – cf. communes). The capital city Oslo is considered both a county and a municipality.

Municipalities are the atomic unit of local government in Norway and are responsible for primary education (until 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. Law enforcement and church services are provided at a national level in Norway.

Municipalities are undergoing continuous consolidation. In 1930, there were 747 municipalities in Norway. As of 2018 there are 422, and there are plans for many other mergers in 2020 along with much political pressure to do so. See the list of former municipalities of Norway for further detail about municipal mergers.

The consolidation effort is complicated by a number of factors. Since block grants are made by the national government to the municipalities based on an assessment of need, there is little incentive for the municipalities to lose local autonomy. The national policy is that municipalities should only merge voluntarily, and studies are underway to identify potential gains.

List of villages in Rogaland

This is a list of villages in Rogaland, a county of Norway. For other counties see the lists of villages in Norway.

The list excludes cities located in Rogaland.

List of villages in Troms

This is a list of villages in Troms, a county in Norway. For other counties see the lists of villages in Norway. This list excludes cities located in Troms. For multi-lingual areas, the Sami and/or Kven names are also given. The villages that are the administrative centres of their municipalities are marked (†) and highlighted in blue.

Mir-500 microRNA precursor family

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Mitotic index

Mitotic index is defined as the ratio between the number of cells in a population undergoing mitosis to the total number of cells in a population.

Ole Gabriel Ueland

Ole Gabriel Ueland (28 October 1799 – 9 January 1870) was a Norwegian political leader and member of the Norwegian Parliament (1833-1869). Historians credit him with having popularized politics in rural Norway, paving the way for individuals of limited backgrounds to rise to positions of political importance.Ueland was the son of Gabriel Osmundsen (1760-1843) and his wife Ingeborg Osmundsdatter Skaaland (1764-1816). Ueland was born on the Skåland farm in Lund parish in Rogaland, Norway. Ueland was raised in traditional district of Dalane, a region characterized by small farms and an environment influenced by the Haugean Movement (haugianere).Although his formal education had been limited to random local lessons, he had proven an unusual aptitude for learning and an appetite for reading. From 1817 until 1825, Ueland was a schoolteacher in Lund parish. He had by way of marriage acquired the Uelnd farm (Ueland i Heskestad). By 1827, he was installed as the sexton in the local church at Heskestad in Lund parish. From 1827 to 1852 he was a teacher in Heskestad, before he became sheriff (1852-1856).He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1833, representing the rural constituency of Stavanger Amt (now Rogaland). He remained a parliament member until 1869, having been re-elected thirteen times. He became the leader for the peasant and farmer's movement in politics and earned respect for his deliberate and wise political outlook.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote of him:

Though he is a farmer behind his plough

and a sailor in his boat

he thought as well as anyone

in all the King's council

When he met in parliament

to promote the cause of farmers

every word gave birth to a ray

in the people's young day .

Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra

Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra are a Hungarian ska band formed in Budapest, in 2003. The band's musical style has fused Jamaican-style ska and reggae with jazz melodies and elements of traditional Hungarian folk music.

After their first demo in 2003 they have released four studio albums on Megalith Records and one live album on Crossroads Records. The band have toured extensively around Continental Europe and regularly play the Sziget Festival, where they played on the main stage in 2008.The band members also run several side projects, such as PASO Soundsystem (ska DJ set) and PASO's Roots Rockers (dub and reggae live band set). They also present a weekly ska radio show on the Hungarian Tilos Rádió station.The band also started PASO Booking, a gig booking agency with an aim to bring more ska music to Hungary. As well as their local events, they have so far brought acts such as The Toasters, Bad Manners, The Slackers, New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, and The Aggrolites to the region. They also use this agency to put on a yearly ska camp called Big Skaland Skanking Camping.

Lead vocalist Kristóf Tóth, more commonly known by the stage name KRSA, performs alongside many other Hungarian bands including Irie Maffia and the Budapest Riddim Band. KRSA and the Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra brass section have also played with a host of British musicians, including Sam Duckworth, Drew McConnell and Jimmy Pursey for Love Music Hate Racism. Kristóf Tóth is also referred to as Lord Panamo, due to wearing a Panama hat (as well as his trademark white suit) on stage and as a homage to ska artist Lord Tanamo.

Peter Platou Stabell

Peter Platou Stabell (12 August 1908 – 10 March 1992) was a Norwegian barrister.

He was born in Kolbu as a son of attorney Bernhard Dunker Stabell (1878–1929) and Dorothea Antoinette Platou (1883–1964). In 1948 he married American citizen Dorothy Nicholson. Stabell was a brother of diplomat Adolf Bredo Stabell, a distant descendant of the newspaper editor Adolf Bredo Stabell and uncle of actor Thea Stabell.He took the examen artium in 1927 and graduated from the Royal Frederick University with the cand.jur. degree in 1932, together with his brother. He was an attorney in Gjøvik for one year before being deputy judge in Toten District Court from 1934. After studying at the London School of Economics in 1937, he was hired as a secretary in the employers' association Jordbrukets og Meierienes Arbeidsgiverforening. In 1940, following the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he was hired as a secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice-in-exile in London. He was promoted to assistant secretary, but returned home after the Second World War to work as an attorney in Oslo from 1945 to 1949.In 1949 he became a barrister with the access to work with Supreme Court cases. He was a partner in a law firm together with Herman Christiansen and Wilhelm Bugge. From 1965 he was a partner with Otto Chr. Ottesen, adding Niels M. Heiberg to the team in 1971. By his death at the age 84, the law firm was named Stabell Tellmann Strøm.Stabell chaired Odda Smelteverk and Skaland Grafitverk from 1952, was a supervisory council member of Andresens Bank from 1959, and a board member of Automagnet/Robert Bosch Norge from 1948, Tyssefaldene from 1952, the Norwegian Branch of the International Law Association from 1952, Norsk Christiani & Nielsen from 1957, Kolberg Caspary from 1960 to 1970, Harald A. Møller from 1961, Norsk Marconikompani from 1963 and Borden Kjemi from 1966.He died in March 1992 and was buried at Vestre gravlund.


Senja (Norwegian) or Sážžá (Northern Sami) is an island and future municipality in Troms county, Norway. At 1,586.3-square-kilometre (612.5 sq mi), it is the second largest island in Norway (outside of the Svalbard archipelago). It has a wild, mountainous outer (western) side facing the Atlantic, and a mild and lush inner (eastern) side. The island is governed by four municipalities: Torsken, Tranøy, Lenvik, and Berg, however in on 1 January 2020, the four municipalities are scheduled to be merged into one large Senja Municipality. The island of Senja had 7,864 inhabitants as of 1 January 2017. Most of the residents live along the eastern coast of the island, with Silsand being the largest urban area on the island. The fishing village of Gryllefjord on the west coast has a summer-only ferry connection to the nearby island of Andøya: the Andenes–Gryllefjord Ferry.The island sits northeast of the Vesterålen archipelago, surrounded by the Norwegian Sea to the northwest, the Malangen fjord to the northeast, the Gisundet strait to the east, the Solbergfjorden to the southeast, the Vågsfjorden to the south, and the Andfjorden to the west. Ånderdalen National Park is located in the southern part of the island.


Senjahopen or Senjehopen is a village in the municipality of Berg in Troms county, Norway. Senjahopen is located along the Mefjorden on the northwest part of the large island of Senja, where it is one of the most important fishing villages on the island. Another nearby fishing village is Mefjordvær, which located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the northwest.Although Senjahopen is about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the municipal center of Skaland, the trip took well over an hour to drive, until 2004 when the Geitskartunnelen opened. The new road under the mountains cut about 95 km (59 mi) off of the trip between the two villages.

The 0.35-square-kilometre (86-acre) village has a population (2017) of 305 which gives the village a population density of 871 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,260/sq mi).

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