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Alta or ALTA may refer to:

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Acronyms

Place names

Canada
Sweden
  • Älta, a locality in Nacka Municipality
United States

Other uses

See also


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Alta is the largest city in the county of Finnmark, in Northern Norway.

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Alta is also known as "the Aurora Borealis city".

Alta rock carvings
Alta rock carvings
  • Prehistoric rock carvings - UNESCO World Heritage Site [1]. Rock art is found in five separate areas in Alta, the largest being at Hjemmeluft/Jiepmaluokta, where Alta Museum is situated. This is the only area available to the public. In the summer season, groups are offered guided tours to the rock carvings. In the winter, the rock carvings are covered with snow, and not available to the public. The rock carvings in Alta were made by hunters and fishers in the Late Stone Age/Early Metal Age, between 6200 and 2000 years ago.
  • Alta HI Hostel, Kvenvikmoen, 9518 Alta, + 47 48241169 (), [2]. This hostel is about 14km from Alta, so it is hard to get to without a car. A public bus passes it once in the morning on the way to Alta, and there is one bus back in the afternoon.  edit
Routes through Alta
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English

Abbreviation

Alta

  1. Alberta, a province of Canada

Alternative spellings

  • Alta.

Proper noun

Singular
Alta

Plural
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Alta

  1. A female and male given name from Latin alta "high", used in nineteenth century U.S.A.

Quotations

  • 1870 Mary Mapes Dodge: St. Nicholas:A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls: page 725 (Little Menan Light):
    "I'm thinkin', Marthy Ann, that as Altie's " ( she had been named Alta, for her mother ) - "close onto twelve year old, ye might be spared ter go off home- - -

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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of aalt
  • tala

Norwegian

Proper noun

Alta

  1. A municipality in Finnmark, Norway

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