Scandinavian Mountains to the east. The population density of the town is 1,859 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,810/sq mi). Climate data for Harstad (45 m, avg temperatures 10 last years, extremes ) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high C (F).8 (47.8).5 (47.3).9 (51.6).9 (62.4).9 (75).8 (80.2).7 (89.1). Harstad is the 44th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 24,845. The first element is (probably) the genitive case of the male name Hrr, and the last element is stair which means " homestead " or " farm ". 23 Harstad University College, with approximately 1,100 students, 24 has a thriving foreign exchange fredrikstad arbeiderblad program with students from all over the world. The polar night, when the sun is always below the horizon, lasts from 30 November to 12 January. Notable residents edit Northeastern part of Harstad seen from Eineberget; View from Harstad towards the Vgsfjord and Andrja island; May 2008 Knut Andersen (1931 film director Elisabeth Aspaker (1968- politician. View towards west from a Hurtigruten ship.
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Marinejegerkommandoen is based in Ramsund in Tjeldsund on the mainland south of Harstad. There are two churches of the. Municipal council edit The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Harstad is made up of 35 representatives that are elected to four year terms. There is also substantial archeological evidence of a well-developed Iron Age culture in the area, around 200. The historic Trondenes Church lies just north of the town. Northern Sami : Ht ) is a town in the municipality of, harstad in, troms county, Norway. Churches edit The Church of Norway has five parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Harstad. 5 It is located near the village of Sandtorg in southern Harstad. Minister of Fisheries Bjarne Berg-Sther (19192009 mayor, county mayor Trygve Born (1942 former national football player Kristin Clemet (1957 bergen trkp politician, former Minister of Education Hans Egede (16861758 priest, the Apostle of Greenland Karl Erik Harr (1940 painter Kine Hellebust (1954 singer Leif Arne Hele (1932. Origin of the name edit The city is named after the old Harstad farm ( Old Norse : Hararstair since it is built on its ground citation needed. 30 The leading helicopter company in Northern Norway, Heli-Team, is located in Harstad.