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Nordkjosbotn (Norwegian) or Gárgán (Northern Sami) is a small village in Balsfjord Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village lies about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of the city of Tromsø. Two major highways, European route E6 and European route E8, meet in this village, making it a major crossroads in Northern Norway, with an estimated annual passage of 3 million people. The 0.7-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2017) of 464 which gives the village a population density of 663 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,720/sq mi). Nordkjosbotn Church is located in this village. Macks Ølbryggeri, a brewery, has been operating in Nordkjosbotn since 2012.


Nordkjosbotn is located at the end of the Nordkjosen branch of the Balsfjorden where the river Nordkjoselva meets the fjord. The village is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide filling the narrow valley between several mountains, some of which are more than 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level, most notably Store Russetind to the southwest. The village has an area of about 0.8 square kilometres (200 acres) and is located on a partially marshy alluvial plain formed by the Nordkjoselva river. The village of Storsteinnes lies about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Nordkjosbotn and the village of Hatteng (in Storfjord Municipality) lies about 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the east.
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