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The Reindeer herding area – from the highlands of Oppland to the east coast of the Kola Peninsula covers a land area of over 500 000 km2. In each of the Nordic Countries this equates to approximately. 30-40% of the total land area, or 140 000 km2 in Norway, 160 000 km2 in Sweden and 123 000 km2 in Finland. In the Kola Peninsula the reindeer herding area is approximately 83 000 km2.
Reindeer herding is seen as central to Sámi livelihoods and is viewed as a fundamental part of Sámi culture – even though only some 10-15% of the Sámi people are now actually involved in such practices. In some parts of the Nordic countries, only people designated as Sámi can practice reindeer herding.
The national maps from Finland, Norway and Sweden show the national specific issues in relation to different parts on the reindeer herding area and to seasonal pattern.
Map ID: 0858e
The map in Finnish
The map in Norwegian
The map in Saami
Landbruksdirektoratet 2014, Paliskuntain yhdis-tys 2014, Sametinget 2014, Mustonen & Mustonen 2011
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This map combines the overall Reindeer herding area – from the highlands of Oppland to the east coast of the Kola Peninsula and regional maps with national specifies
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