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(fi. ''Vuorea'') is a town and municipality in the county of Finnmark in the extreme northeast of Norway. Vardø was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The law required that all cities should be separated from their rural districts - but because of low population, and very few voters, this was impossible to carry out for Vardø in 1838 (...)
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"With the Barents Sea pounding the rocky coastline, Båtsfjord is at the mercy of the elements, but it is a great place to visit with the worlds northern most Gannet colony to be found on the stack at Syltefjordstauran."
"John Norum was born on February 23rd 1964 in Vardø ,at the extreme northeast corner of Norway on the Barents Sea ,only 40 miles from the Russian border, near the entrance to the Varangerfjord."
"The North Atlantic Current splits in two in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea; one branch goes east into the Barents Sea, while the other goes north along the west coast of Spitsbergen ; this modifies the Arctic polar climate somewhat and results in open water throughout the year at higher latitudes than any other place in the Arctic."
"The port of Vardø, on the Barents Sea ,remains ice -free all year round thanks to the effect of the warm North Atlantic drift."
"Vardøhus fortress is located in Vardø municipality in the county of Finnmark on the Barents Sea on the mouth of the Varangerfjord in northeastern Norway near the Russian border."
"By land it borders Troms county to the west, Finland ( Lapland )to the south and Russia ( Murmansk Oblast )to the east, and by water, the Norwegian Sea ( Atlantic Ocean )to the northwest, and the Barents Sea ( Arctic Ocean )to the north and northeast."
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