Administrative units municipalities


The dataset shows national, county and municipal divisions within the country with the most accurate boundaries that have been recorded digitally and are collected in a dataset. The municipalities are delimited by National Border, Outer Limit of Territorial Waters 12 Nautical Miles, Agreed Delimitation Line, county boundary and municipal boundary. The dataset also includes a baseline and 1 nautical mile, which are legal lines that can be used when processing cases linked with specific laws. The units include properties which indicate official municipal numbers. The official Norwegian, Sami and Kven names for counties and municipalities are taken from SSR. There is also information about Sami language administrative districts.

Specific usage

Administrative case processing. Analysis and display in a GIS system. Display of statistics and analyses. Production of maps and derived products.


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Contact information

Logo Kartverket

Contact metadata:
Carina Tolpinrud Jøntvedt, – Norwegian Mapping Authority

Contact owner:
Carina Tolpinrud Jøntvedt, – Norwegian Mapping Authority

Contact publisher: – Norwegian Mapping Authority


Spatial representation: Vector

  • FGDB 10.0
  • GML 3.2.1
  • PostGIS 9.4
  • SOSI 4.5
  • GML 3.2.1

Distribution type: Geonorge download

Units of distribution: fylkesvis, kommunevis, landsfiler

Reference systems:
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 32, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 33, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 35, 2d
  • EUREF89 / ETRS89-LAEA Europe
  • EUREF 89 Geografisk (ETRS 89) 2d


Use limitations: No conditions apply

Access constraints: Open data

Use constraints: License

Licence: Creative Commons BY 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Security constraints: Unclassified


The geometry is derived from the Cadastre, which is updated by the municipalities. National Borders and Outer Limit of Territorial Waters are inserted from the Norwegian Mapping Authority's own established files.

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