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Alesund
Alesund was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. Borgund was merged with alesund on 1 January 1968. Sula was separated from alesund on 1 January 1977. Alesund is a city and municipality in More og Romsdal county, Norway. Alesund received city rights in 1848. It is the administrative center of the municipality as well as the principal shipping city of the Sunnmore district. Olesund municipality has a population of 41,385 as of 2007, while the olesund agglomeration has a population of 45,299. It is part of the Sunnmare region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Jugendstil architecture.
Arendal
Arendal is a city and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. The city is the administrative center the municipality and of Aust-Agder county. Arendal belongs to the traditional region of S├╕rlandet. The municipality is surrounded to the southwest by Grimstad, to the northwest by Froland, and to the northeast by Tvedestrand.
Bergen
Bergen is Norway's second city is also one of its most attractive also known as the 'Gateway to the Fjords', Bergen has a delightful natural setting, with seven imposing mountains surrounding it on three sides forming a dramatic backdrop for the rainbow-painted houses that cling all the way down to the waterfront. It is also a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site.By the beginning of the 13th century, it was Norway's capital, a status it enjoyed until the late 1200s, when the seat of government transferred to Christiania - the city nowadays known as Oslo. With its sheltered harbour and the proximity to rich fishing grounds, Bergen quickly established itself as one of Norway's most important towns.
Bodo
Bodin was merged with Bod├╕ on 1 January 1968. Skjerstad was merged with Bod├╕ on 1 January 2005. Bod├╕, situated just north of the Arctic Circle, is the largest city in Nordland, and the second largest in North Norway. The city of Bod├╕ was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).
Drammen
Drammen is one of the larger cities in Norway, and situated about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital of Norway, Oslo. The city centre lies at the end of a valley, on both sides of the Drammenselva river, and where the river meets the Drammensfjord. Drammen is also the main harbor for car and fruit import in Norway. Drammen is a city and municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Drammen. The municipality of Drammen was established on 1 January 1838. The rural municipality of Skoger was merged with the municipality of Drammen on 1 January 1964 (it was transferred from Vestfold county to Buskerud county at the same time).
Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg
Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg is an urban area consisting of the twin cities Sarpsborg and Fredrikstad, in addition to several smaller towns in between and on the outside of the core of the cities.The region has progressed so far that Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg now is considered one urban area. Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg is Norway's fifth largest urban area, with a population of approximately 99,227, of which 41,655 reside in Sarpsborg and 57,572 reside in Fredrikstad.
Halden
Halden is located at the Tista river delta on the Iddefjord, the southernmost border between Norway and Sweden. Halden is a both a town and a municipality in Ostfold county, Norway. The seat of the municipality, Halden is bordered by forests and water so hiking and fishing locations can easily be found. Deer and elk are a common sight, and wolves have also been observed in the district along the border with Sweden. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, wild cranberries, and many varieties of mushroom can be found in the woods in the early autumn. Popular destinations for hikers and other nature lovers include Prestebakke and Kornsjo.
Hamar
The municipality of Hamar was separated from Vang as a town and municipality of its own in 1849. Vang was merged back into Hamar on 1 January 1992. Hamar is a town and municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Hedmarken. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hamar. The town is situated on the shores of lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, and is the principal city of Hedmark county. It is bordered to the northwest by the municipality of Ringsaker, to the north by Åmot, to the east by Løten, and to the south by Stange.
Harstad
By Population Harstad is the second largest city and municipality in Troms county, Norway the city is also the third largest in North Norway.Thus Harstad is the natural centre for its district. Situated approximately 250 kilometres (155 mi) north of the Arctic Circle, the city celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004. The municipality is situated on two islands in south Troms. Most of the municipality is located on Hinn++ya, which is Norway's largest island (except Svalbard). The northern part of the municipality is located on the southern half, 53 square kilometres (20 sq mi), of Gryt++ya. Harstad is bordered by the municipality of Bjark++y to the north, Kv+ªfjord to the west, and Tjeldsund (in the county of Nordland) to the south. To the southeast the Tjeldsund Bridge connects Hinn++ya with Sk+Ñnland and the mainlan...
Haugesund
Haugesund town is located at a strategically important sound through which ships could pass without heavy sea. Haugesund was separated from Torvastad as a town and municipality of its own in 1855. The rural municipality of Sk+Ñre was merged with Haugesund 1 January 1958. Haugesund is a small municipality, only 73 km. The population is 33,022, giving the municipality a population density of 459 people per km. In the early years the coastal waters of Haugesund were a huge source of herring, and the town grew accordingly. Despite being barely a village back than, king Harald Fairhair lived on Avaldsnes, very close to the modern town of Haugesund. In the last decades, the town, like its neighbours, has been turning towards the petroleum industry, the herring being long gone.
Kristiansand
Kristiansand urban area, entirely sitauted in the municipality, had a population of 64,930 on 1 January 2006, and is thus the 8th largest urban area in Norway. Kristiansand municipality is the 6th largest in Norway with a population of 78,919 as of 1 January 2008. Kristiansand is a city, municipality and the county capital of Vest-Agder county in Southern Norway. Kristiansand is a home to many other festivals as well. One of the most interesting ones is Protestfestival. It was launched in 2000 and takes place every September. Protestfestival aims to address apathy and indifference in politics, and is often referred to as "the small festival that asks the big questions". Debates, concerts and lectures are held at the festival combined with performance art and documentaries. Protestfestival claims to attract anarchists,...
Moss
The city of Moss was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. Moss is a coastal town and a municipality in ├ÿstfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Moss. The rural municipality of Jel├╕y was merged with the city on 1 July 1943. Its administrative district which areas east of the town, such as the island of Dilling├╕y in the lake Vansj├╕. Parts of the town are located on the peninsula of Jel├╕y. Moss city has 40,217 inhabitants (2007).
Oslo
Oslo was founded around 1048 by King Harald III of Norway "Oslo" formerly known as Christiania is the capital and largest city in Norway. In 1624 the town was largely destroyed by a fire. The Dano-Norwegian king Christian IV rebuilt and changed the city's name to Christiania. The diocese of Oslo is one of the five original dioceses in Norway, who originated around the year 1070. Oslo is the cultural, scientific, economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is a major hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.
Porsgrunn-Skien
The urban area has a population of 85.408. Porsgrunn/Skien is an urban area consisting of parts of the municipalities Skien, Porsgrunn and Bamble.
Sandefjord
The rural municipality of Sandar was merged into the municipality of Sandefjord on 1 January 1968. Sandefjord is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Sandefjord. The municipality of Sandefjord was established on 1 January 1838. The two peninsulas called ├ÿster├╕ya ("Eastern Island") and Vester├╕ya ("Western Island") contribute to a total coastline of 146 kilometres (91 mi), and form the Sandefjordsfjord and Mefjord. The coastline offers a wide variety of sandy beaches, skerries, and islets (116 in total), along with bays and sloping rocks.
Stavanger
It is a pretty city surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery Norway has to offer. Stavanger is situated on a peninsula on the southwest coast of Norway. o the east of Stavanger are fjords that boast narrow passages inland between tall, extremely steep mountainsides. In the Jæren area out by the coast to the southwest are white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. Further inland, the landscape rises somewhat, and gently rolling hills give way to big mountains. The famous Prekestolen (The Pulpit Rock) is a particular highlight, with its square horizontal plateau like a floor on top of a rock that rises 600m (1,968ft) straight up from the fjord down below.
Tonsberg
The town of tonsberg was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of tonsberg. tonsberg is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The rural municipality of Sem was merged into the municipality of tonsberg on 1 January 1988. The population of the entire urban area, regardless of municipality borders, and following the guidelines set by Statistics Norway, was 46,862 as of 1 January 2008, making tonsberg the tenth most populated urban areas in Norway. tonsberg is generally regarded as the oldest town in Norway.
Tromso
Troms├╕ is the capital of Northern Norway and is an attractive, prosperous city with a lively student population (it boasts the world's most northerly university - and what is claimed as the most northerly brewery as well). As Troms├╕ lies within the Arctic Circle, visitors can experience the beauty of 24-hour daylight between late May and July, and if they are very lucky, the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in winter. There is a good range of museums, and it's well worth going into the mountains for outstanding views. Most buildings in Troms├╕ are built of wood, and the brightly coloured houses jostle around the city centre, where the 1960s Arctic Cathedral is an outstanding feature against the backdrop of towering mountains.
Trondheim
The city of Trondheim was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The rural municipalities of Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda, and Tiller were merged with Trondheim on 1 January 1964. Trondheim (historically Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in S├╕r-Tr├╕ndelag county, Norway. Trondheim is a FAMOUS Norwegian center of education, technical and medical research with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF located in the city. NTNU has about 25,000 students. With 168,257 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2009), Trondheim is Norway's third largest municipality, as well as the centre of the fourth largest urban area, with a population of approximately 152,800. As of April 2009, the Trondheim Region, a statistical metropolitan area, has a population of 260,364, making it the four...
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