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A rotating live feed from Hammerfest, Norway.
In the native language of the webcam owner
En roterende live-feed fra Hammerfest, Norge.
is a city and municipality in the county of Finnmark, Norway. The municipality encompasses parts of three islands; Kvaløya, Sørøya and Seiland. Hammerfest was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The law required that all cities should be separated from their rural districts, but because of low population, and very few voters, this was impossible to carry out for Hammerfest in 1838. (See also Vadsø and Vardø) The rural district of Hammerfest (Sørøysund) was separated from the city January 1, 1852 - but it was again merged with the city January 1, 1992. (But without the area of Kvalsund, which was separated from Sørøysund as a municipality of its own 1869) The name: The town is named after an old anchorage. The first element is "hammer", referring to a number of large rocks, good for mooring boats, called "Hamran". (These were covered up in land reclaiming during the early post-war years). The last element is "fest" for 'fastening' (for boats). ... Read more about Hammerfest on Wikipedia