Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Alta. Some of the main villages in the municipality include Kåfjord, Komagfjord, Kvenvik, Langfjordbotn, Leirbotn, Rafsbotn, Talvik, and Tverrelvdalen. The 3,849-square-kilometre (1,486 sq mi) municipality is the 7th largest municipality by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Alta is the 55th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 20,446. The municipality's population density is 5.6 inhabitants per square kilometer (15/sq mi) and its population has increased by 13% over the last decade.