Drag, Norway


View of the village harbor

Location in Nordland

Coordinates: 68°02′40″N 16°04′46″E / 68.04444°N 16.07944°E / 68.04444; 16.07944Coordinates: 68°02′40″N 16°04′46″E / 68.04444°N 16.07944°E / 68.04444; 16.07944
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality Tysfjord
  Total 0.47 km2 (0.18 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
  Total 870
  Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8270 Drag

Drag (Lule Sami: Ájluokta and Northern Sami: Áiluokta) is a village in the municipality of Tysfjord in Nordland county, Norway. It is located along the Tysfjorden, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Bodø and about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Narvik. The 0.47-square-kilometre (120-acre) village has a population (2013) of 315. The population density is 670 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,700/sq mi).[1]

Drag is located along Norwegian National Road 827 runs through Drag to a ferry port that connects to the village of Kjøpsvik across the fjord. Árran, the national Lule Sami Center is located in Drag. The Drag/Helland Church is located just outside the village of Drag.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
  2. "Drag" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  3. Store norske leksikon. "Drag" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-14.

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