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The Official Travel Guide for Narvik

About Evenes

 

Evenes (Northern SamiEvenášši) is a municipality in Nordland countyNorway. It is part of the Ofoten r

egion. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Bogen.

The old municipality of Ofoten was split into Evenes and Ankenes on 1 January 1884. Ballangen was separated from Evenes on 1 July 1925.

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Evenes farm (Old NorseØyvindarnes), since the first church was built there. The first element is (probably) the genitive caseof the male name Øyvindr and the last element is nes meaning "headland".

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