) is a county
in the extreme north of Norway
, bordering Troms
. In 2002
there were 73,732 inhabitants, which is 1.6% of the total population in Norway. Its area is 48,637 km²
. The county administration is in Vadsø
Much of the Saami population of Norway live in Finnmark, and to a certain extent Troms. Finnmark and the municipalities Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby and Kåfjord (in Troms) also have official names in the Saami language.