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Musken

Musken
Måsske
Village

View of the village
Nordland

Coordinates: 67°53′17″N 16°13′27″E / 67.88806°N 16.22417°E / 67.88806; 16.22417Coordinates: 67°53′17″N 16°13′27″E / 67.88806°N 16.22417°E / 67.88806; 16.22417

Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality Tysfjord
Elevation[1] 163 m (535 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8274 Musken

Musken or Måsske is a village in the municipality of Tysfjord in Nordland county, Norway. It lies halfway along the long and small Hellmofjorden, an arm of the Tysfjorden. The village is not far from Hellemobotn, where mainland Norway is at its narrowest, just 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) wide from the ocean shore to Sweden.

Today, Musken has 40 inhabitants and only 6 students in the local school. Musken school is one of two schools in the world that teach the Lule Sami language. It also has Norway's only manual mail sorting centres. One of Northern Europe's deepest caves, Raggejavreraige, is located just south of Musken. The cave is 580 metres (1,900 ft) deep.

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