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Gratangen is a commune in the northern Norwegian landscape Helgeland in the province (county ) Troms.

In April 1940, the place at the beginning of the invasion of Norway by German troops was the scene of fighting between the 3rd Mountain Division Eduard Dietl and the Norwegian 6th Division under General Carl Gustav Fleischer. The Norwegians were able to halt the German advance in the meantime here.