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Masi, Norway

Coordinates: 69°26′37″N 23°40′01″E / 69.44361°N 23.66694°E / 69.44361; 23.66694
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Masi  (Norwegian)
Máze  (Northern Sami)
Maasi  (Finnish)
Masi is located in Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Masi is located in Norway
Masi (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°26′37″N 23°40′01″E / 69.44361°N 23.66694°E / 69.44361; 23.66694
RegionNorthern Norway
Elevation282 m (925 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9525 Maze

Masi  (Norwegian) or Máze  (Northern Sami) or Maasi  (Finnish) is a village in Kautokeino Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.

The village is by a river called Kautokeinoelva, which is part of the Alta river. It's about 60 kilometers south of a town called Alta and also about 60 kilometers north of another village called Kautokeino. Most of the people in the village are Sami, who are native to the Fennoscandinavian peninsula and not from Norway.[2]

Masi Church has been there since the 1600s. The church now is a new one because the old one got burned down by German soldiers during World War II.

In the late 1970s, the Norwegian government wanted to build a big power station downstream from Masi. They thought this would flood Masi, the area around Kautokeino, and where reindeer graze. People protested against this, and it became known as the Alta controversy.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Masi" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Archived from the original on 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  2. Store norske leksikon. "Máze" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-04-01.

Other websites[change | change source]

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