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Sømna kommune
—  Municipality  —

Coat of arms

Nordland within
Sømna within Nordland
Coordinates (city): 65°19′25″N 12°10′38″E / 65.32361°N 12.17722°E / 65.32361; 12.17722Coordinates: 65°19′25″N 12°10′38″E / 65.32361°N 12.17722°E / 65.32361; 12.17722
Country Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality ID NO-1812
Administrative centre Vik i Helgeland
 - Mayor (2007) Edmund Dahle (Sp)
Area (Nr. 331 in Norway)
 - Total 194 km2 (74.9 sq mi)
 - Land 190 km2 (73.4 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 2,047
 - Density 11/km2 (28.5/sq mi)
 - Change (10 years) -0.6 %
 - Rank in Norway 336
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language form Bokmål
Norwegian demonym Sømnværing / Konrad[1]
Data from Statistics Norway

Sømna is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative center of Sømna is the village of Vik i Helgeland (population 361). Other communities in the municipality are Dalbotn, Sund, and Berg.

The municipality of Sømna (named Vik prior to 1941) was separated from Brønnøy on 1 January 1901. It was merged back into the municipality of Brønnøy on 1 January 1964, but was again separated from it on 1 January 1977.


Geography and history

Berg in Sømna

The municipality borders Brønnøy to the north by land and Bindal in the south and east by sea. Sømna consists mainly of a wide Strandflaten lowland (coastal brim), and is one of few municipalities in North Norway where the farmers still grow some grain. The oldest boat remains ever found in Norway (Haugvikbåten - 2,500 years old) was discovered in a bog in Sømna.

General information



The Old Norse form of the name was probably Søfn. The meaning of the name is unknown.


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 14 June 1991. The arms show three combined silver leaves of clover (trefoils) on a red background. The arms symbolize agriculture, culture, and prosperity combined.[2]


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  1. A municipality in Nordland, Norway


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