Varangerfjord


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Varangerfjord

 

Variag Gulf, A Gulf Of The Barents Sea Near The Northern Shores Of Europe, Between The Peninsulas Of Rybach’I (Ussr) And Varanger (Norway). Length, 120 Km; Width At The Mouth, 50 Km; Maximum Depth, 420 M. Varangerfjord Freezes Over At The Head In Severe Winters. Tides Are Semidiurnal, Reaching A Height Of 2.2 M. Ports Are Vardö And Vadsö (Both In Norway).

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In 1957, Norway and the Soviet Union delimited the territorial sea off their land boundary in the Varangerfjord.
He took them through Finnmark, examining forests, among others, on the shores of Altafjord and Varangerfjord. Reaching the Norwegian--Russian border at the Pasvig River, Metzger and Schulze-Berge now headed south, exploring and evaluating Northern Finland's forests.
Farther north from Nordland, up to Finnmark in the Arctic Circle, Mytilus edulis was the dominant Mytilus species found, although Mytilus trossulus was also found at Nordland and Finnmark (Brashavn) and Mytilus galloprovhwialis was also found in Nord Trondelag and Finnmark (Varangerfjord).
Sample location Latitude Longitude 1 Inner Oslo fjord 59.882 10.712 2 Outer Oslo fjord 59.488 10.498 3 Ostfold 59.102 11.045 4 Telemark 59.023 9.754 5 Agder 58.125 7.989 6 Rogaland 59.326 5.318 7 Hardanger 60.421 6.405 8 More og Romsdal 62.81 8.275 9 Nordland 66.319 14.128 10 Nord-Trondelag 64.967 11.661 11 Lofoten 68.158 14.653 12 Finnmark (Brashavn) 70.104 30.262 13 Finnmark (Varangerfjord) 69.899 29.744 No.
Karlebotnbakken Reloaded: shifting the chronological significance of an Iconic Late Stone Age Site in Varangerfjord, north Norway.-Fennoscandia Archaeologica, XXVII, 35-43.
"The boundaries for our Bird fauna I have, similarly to several others, considered as follows: from the end of the Gulf of Finland through Ladoga, Onega and the White Sea to Varangerfjord; from there following the river Tana and then along the political frontier towards Norway and Sweden, and through the Gulf of Botnia and Gulf of Finland to the starting point" (von Wright 1859).
that this boundary in the East consists of those waterways which, through Neva and Ladoga, go up to the White Sea, and in the North it consists of the Arctic Ocean as far as Varangerfjord, thereafter westwards along the river Tana and the political frontier between Sweden and Finland, Gulf of Botnia, etc.
It may be worth noticing that the Geo-Ecological Finland as defined by von Wright and Bonsdorff included much less of the Norwegian North coast than the map of Nylander and Saelan, and this pointed to future ideas: Norway could keep nearly the whole Finmarken, including Varanger peninsula, and the "annexation" only applied to the South coast of Varangerfjord and the Neiden area.
As it was not possible to draw any natural frontiers between Gulf of Botnia and Varangerfjord, one had to content oneself with the political boundaries.
The fishing trials were carried out between 19 October and 6 November 1998 in the Varangerfjord (close to the Russo-Norwegian border) (Fig.
(34) Further afield, the former Soviet Union has argued vis-a-vis Norway over the Barents Sea, citing "special circumstances" in favour of the boundary being a sector line (i.e., a line of longitude) running from the terminus of the existing boundary in Varangerfjord towards the North Pole, but modified in an easterly direction in the Svalbard area, to avoid cutting through the area as defined in Article 1 of the 1920 Svalbard Treaty.
The longest fjord is Sognefjord (127 mi [204 km]), though there are about 30 others of equal importance, such as Varangerfjord, Porsangerfjord, Vestfjorden, Trondheimsfjorden, Handangerfjord, and Oslofjorden.