Category:Populated places on the Glomma River
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The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Alvdal – Alvdal is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Alvdal, Alvdal was separated from the municipality of Tynset to become a municipality of its own in 1864. The western part of Folldal was transferred from Dovre to Alvdal in 1884, Folldal was separated from the municipality of Alvdal in 1914. The Rørosbane railway line passes through Alvdal, the Old Norse form of the name was Elfardalr. The first element is the case of elfr which means river. Prior to 1918, the municipality was called Lille-Elvdalen to distinguish it from Store Elvedalen which is now called Stor-Elvdal, the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 25 November 1988, the arms show the front ends of two silver skis on a blue background. They represent the history and importance of skiing in the area, Alvdal is bordered by Tynset to the north, Rendalen to the east and south, Stor-Elvdal to the south, and Folldal to the west. The highest mountain in the municipality is Storsølnkletten at 1,827 metres tall, writer and humorist Kjell Aukrust was born in Alvdal. The Aukrustsenteret in Alvdal is dedicated to him, Aukrust is most famous for creating the fictional Norwegian village of Flåklypa and its cast of idiosyncratic characters. Media related to Alvdal at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of Alvdal at Wiktionary Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
2. Askim – Askim is a town and a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Askim, Askim was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. Askim is the largest population centre in Indre Østfold with 15315 inhabitants and it lies next to the longest river in Norway, Glomma, which forms the border with Spydeberg to the north and west, and Skiptvet to the south. Askim also borders Trøgstad to the northeast and Eidsberg to the southeast, Askim produces large amounts of hydroelectricity at three dams. From upstream to downstream, Solbergfoss, Kykkelsrud, then Vamma, there was nickel mining at Kykkelsrud at the turn of the 20th century. These mines are one of the few places where kulenoritt is found. An industrial city for most of the 20th century, the employer, Viking. Glava is the main employer today, the municipality is named after the old Askim farm, since the first church was built here. The first element is askr which means ash tree and the last element is heimr which means home, homestead, the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 1 November 1963, the arms symbolize the three large waterfalls in the municipality, the Solbergfoss, Kykkelsrudfoss, and Vammafoss. The rivers and waterfalls are also partially harnessed for hydroelectric power, european route E18 used to go through the city centre, however, since the recent upgrade to four-lane highway in 2005, its route now runs outside the centre. Norges Statsbaners Eastern Østfold Line serves the municipality with stops at Langnes Station and Næringsparken, Askim has always been a strategic point in wars due to its relative easy crossing of the river. The last battle between Norway and Sweden was fought at the crossing over Glomma on 9 August 1814, there is a yearly historical reenactment, as well as a stone monument at Langnes to commemorate this event. During the Norwegian Campaign of World War II, a battle occurred at Fossum Bridge when the Norwegian Army defended the crossing against invading Germans in April 1940, the municipal council runs the government of Askim
3. Blaker – Blaker is a village and a former municipality of Akershus county, Norway. The municipality was established on 1 July 1919, when Aurskog was split in two, at the time of establishment, Blaker had a population of 2,533. On 1 January 1962, Blaker with its then 2,345 inhabitants was merged with Sørum to form the new Sørum municipality, the village is situated on the east bank of Glomma, with a railway station on Kongsvingerbanen and Blaker Fortress. The fortress was in use from 1683, expanded to a star fort in the middle of the 18th century. Blaker Church was built in 1881, the church was huilt of wood and has 450 seats. Olav Djupvik, politician for the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party Christian Birch-Reichenwald Norwegian politician, Blaker is an old district name. Blaker and Sørum History Blaker Skytterlag
4. Elverum – Elverum is a town and municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Elverum, the municipality of Elverum was established on 1 January 1838. Elverum lies at an important crossroads, with Hamar to the west, Kongsvinger to the south and it is bordered on the north by Åmot municipality, in the northeast by Trysil municipality, in the southeast by Våler, and in the west by Løten. The municipality is named after the old Elverum farm, since the first church was built here, the first element is the genitive case of elfr which means river and the last element is heimr which means home/homestead or farm. The coat-of-arms is from modern times and they were granted on 9 December 1988. The arms show a gold-colored owl on a red field and this was chosen as a symbol for wisdom since there are many schools in the municipality. The owl also seems somewhat aggressive, to represent the spirit of Norwegians. In 1940, when Norway was under attack from the German forces, King Haakon VII received the power from the parliament to govern the country, during the Nordic Seven Years War, Swedish troops invaded Norway in a number of locations, including a number of incursions into Østerdalen. In 1563, Norwegian troops stopped the Swedish advance at Elverum, the parishes of Idre and Särna originally belonged to Elverum. But they were occupied by Swedish troops in 1644, and since then lost to Sweden, construction of fortifications started in 1673 during the Gyldenløve War as Hammersberg Skanse. It was renamed Christiansfjeld Fortress in 1685 by King Christian V of Denmark during his visit to Hammersberg Skanse on June 14, although the fortress was manned through the Great Northern War, the city was spared major battles. In 1742, Christiansfjeld Fortress was closed, a Norwegian infantry regiment, the Oppland Regiment, was formed in 1657 and Elverum became a garrison town. The area of population east of the river called Leiret adjacent to Christiansfjeld Fortress was built up by soldiers as well as the merchants, even to this day the area of Elverum central areas east of the river is referred to as Leiret. In 1878, Terningmoen at Elverum became the base for the Oppland Regiment. The Oppland Regiment had a history which included involvement in combat from the Swedish wars of the 17th century through the German invasion of Norway in 1940. As part of the restructuring, the unit was disbanded in 2002. Today, Terningmoen hosts several sub units within the Norwegian army, in the Danish-Norwegian period, Elverum was the location for a bailiff, a judge, a head pastor, and numerous military officers
5. Fetsund – Fetsund forms the center of the municipality Fet in the county of Akershus, Norway. The name comes from the geography, Fet means where water meets grass. As for the part, it simply means strait, inlet. Today, Fetsund and its surrounding areas is a town and is mainly a residential area with very little industry. The old log industry is gone, but its buildings and site is preserved as a national museum. Fetsunds close proximity to Lillestrøm and the capital, Oslo, have been contributing to the fact that the town has grown much larger in recent years. Its small-town qualities, low density, and closeness to the capital. Fetsunds history dates back to the ancient kings road going from the town of Oslo towards the neighbouring country Sweden. As Fetsund was the shortest distance by ferry or boat over the river Glomma, now there are two bridges in Fetsund spanning the Glomma, and it is still the only crossing within the area. Fetsund has a church with an altarpiece dating from the 17th century, fetsunds railway station was built in the 1860s, which is still standing today and is used by people working in Oslo and to a lesser extent Lillestrøm. Fetsund and its municipality is often referred as the green municipality, jan Stenerud, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, is a native. Fetsund Lensemuseum Øyeren information centre Fetsund municipality
6. Fredrikstad – Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Fredrikstad, the city of Fredrikstad was founded in 1567 by King Frederick II, and established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The rural municipality of Glemmen was merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1964, the rural municipalities of Borge, Onsøy, Kråkerøy, and Rolvsøy were merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1994. The city straddles the river Glomma where it meets the Skagerrak, along with neighboring Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad forms the fifth largest city in Norway, Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg. As of 1 January 2013, according to Statistics Norway, these two municipalities have a population of 128,916 with 75,583 in Fredrikstad and 53,333 in Sarpsborg. Fredrikstad was built at the mouth of Glomma as a replacement after Sarpsborg was burned down by the Swedes, almost half the population of Sarpsborg stayed behind, and rebuilt their old town at its original site. The city centre is on the west bank of the Glomma, Fredrikstad used to have a large sawmill industry and was an important harbour for timber export, then later on shipbuilding, until the main yard was closed in the 1980s. The main industries are currently various chemical plants and other light industry, in 2005, Fredrikstad was the final host port for the Tall Ships Race, attracting thousands to the city. The city was named after the Danish king Frederick II in 1569, the last element stad means city. Prior to 1877, the name was spelled Frederiksstad, then from 1877–1888 it was written as Fredriksstad, the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 21 April 1967, the old arms are based on the oldest known seal of the city, which dates from 1610. They showed a fortress being guarded by a bear, strangely, Fredrikstad had no fortifications in 1610. Fredrikstad was founded by citizens of Sarpsborg and both the fortress and the bear are taken from the old arms of Sarpsborg, the composition of the seal was also used as arms since the beginning of the 19th century. The new arms were granted at the 400th anniversary of the city in 1967 and show a modern variation on the fortress. This new sites proximity to the sea and the open land surrounding it made it a better location than the old one. The name Fredrikstad was first used in a letter from the King dated 6 February 1569, the temporary fortification built during the Hannibal War between Sweden and Denmark-Norway, became permanent in the 1660s. The work on the fortifications was first led by William de Coucheron, during the next 60 years, several fortifications at the Fredrikstad Fortress were built, including Isegran, Kongsten, and Cicignon. In 1735, a suburb on the side of Glomma
7. Grue, Norway – Grue is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the region of Solør. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Kirkenær, the municipality of Grue was established on 1 January 1838. The area of Brandval was separated from the municipality of Grue in 1867 to become a municipality of its own, the municipality is named after the old Grue farm, since the first church was built there. The name is identical with the word grof which means depression or hollow, the coat-of-arms is from modern times. It was granted on 30 October 1992 and designed by Harald Hallstensen, the arms are described as left tilted dividing by silver and green, the dividing line is a curved wolf tooth pattern. The flame-like line represents the clearance of farms in the woods by the use of fire and is also a remembrance of the church fire of 1822. The colors symbolize the forests and the Glomma river, Grue is situated around the Glomma river and the geography is dominated largely by forests and some agricultural areas around Glomma. Grue is located in the southeast part of Hedmark county and it is bordered on the south by the municipality of Kongsvinger, on the north by the municipality of Åsnes, and on the west by Nord-Odal. To the east it borders Sweden and their first population center in Norway was located around the lake of Røgden. The river Løvhaugsåa runs through the area, media related to Grue at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of Grue at Wiktionary Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
8. Kongsvinger – Kongsvinger is a town and is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the region of Glåmdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Kongsvinger, a patch of land on both sides of the river Glomma with an area of approximately 5.2 square kilometres was separated from Vinger as a town named Kongsvinger by Royal Charter in 1854. The municipalities of Vinger and Brandval were merged with Kongsvinger on 1 January 1964, the new municipality of Kongsvinger briefly lost its status as a town after this amalgamation, but was later reinstated with its town status. The first element Kongs- was added after the fortress was built in 1690 and it was first applied only to the fortress, then to the city that grew up around it and finally the modern municipality. The second element Vinger is an old name which is still in use. The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 25 June 1926, the arms show the Kongsvinger Fortress with the white line representing the Glomma river. The fortress is of importance to the area. Kongsvinger already existed as a center by the Middle Ages. Viking chieftains reached Sweden by boat from Kongsvinger, Kongsvinger fortress was founded in 1669, and a star-shaped plan was laid out for the fortress. Work began in 1682 and it was finished in 1690 as part of an upgrade to Norwegian fortresses. The building of the formed the foundations for what was to become the town of Kongsvinger. Below Kongsvinger fortress lies Øvrebyen, which translated means Uppertown. This is the oldest part of the town of Kongsvinger, Kongsvinger Museum is located here, together with a museum of female emancipation in a building called Rolighed, the home of Dagny Juel, the famous author once portrayed by Edvard Munch. Øvrebyen was designated as an area of special antiquarial interest in 1973, the eastern parts of Kongsvinger and its neighboring municipalities to the north and south were populated at the end of the 17th century by Finnish emigrants who came across the Swedish border. The area is called Finnskogen, The Finnish forest, Kongsvinger played an important part in the Norwegian resistance force against the Nazis being a gateway to Sweden. Norways highest decorated citizen, Gunnar Sønsteby frequently passed through Kongsvinger in his work to sabotage the Nazis installations in Norway, some of the busiest escape routes for refugees also went through Kongsvinger to Sweden
9. Rena, Norway – Rena is a small town in eastern Norway. It is the centre of Åmot municipality in the Norwegian county of Hedmark. Rena is a town situated at the meeting point of Glomma. Its population was 2,009 in 2005, there is a train station of the Røros Line in Rena. A campus of Hedmark University College is located there, there are two Chinese restaurants, a public cinema, and several hotels. The valley of Østerdalen, where it lies, is a mountainous and forested area used by the military for special forces training, the surrounding area has several lakes, forests and rivers. Rena is the point of both the Birkebeinerrennet ski race and the Birkebeinerrittet Mountain bike race. Vestly, an author of children’s literature, Rena has a subarctic climate although it has some of the warmest summer days in Norway. Winters are very cold and snowy
10. Sarpsborg – Sarpsborg, historically Borg, is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Sarpsborg, Sarpsborg is part of the fifth largest urban area in Norway when paired with neighbouring Fredrikstad. As of 1 January 2016, according to Statistics Norway these two municipalities have a population of 132,351 with 54,192 in Sarpsborg and 78,159 in Fredrikstad. Borregaard Industries is, and always has been, the most important industry in the city, the city is also the home of Borg Bryggerier, part of the Hansa Borg Bryggerier, which is Norways second largest brewery-group. In Norse times the city was just called Borg, the background for this was the fortification built by Olav Haraldsson. Later the genitive case of the name of the waterfall Sarpr was added, in Norse times Østfold county was called Borgarsýsla which means the county of Borg and the law district of southeast Norway was called Borgarþing meaning the thing/court of Borg. The old name has been revived in the diocese of Borg, the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 13 November 1991 and it is based on a coat-of-arms from 1556. It shows a bear over a castle, the bear was introduced as early as sometime in the 13th century, by the earl of Sarpsborg, Alv Erlingsson. He used the bear to symbolize his strength, the castle symbolizes the fortress that once gave the city its original name. The city was founded as Borg by the Viking King Olav Haraldsson in 1016 and it was burned to the ground by Swedish invaders in 1567 during the Northern Seven Years War. Half the population was evacuated down the river to what is known as Fredrikstad. Much of the town disappeared into the river Glomma during a 1702 mudslide. Again Borg was rebuilt, and it was recreated as a city in 1839, the rural municipalities of Tune, Skjeberg, and Varteig were merged with the city on 1 January 1992. The population is growing, and during the summer of 2005 it reached 50,000 inhabitants. In football, Sarpsborg 08 FF has taken over the local throne, on 6 November 2009, they sent arch-rival FFK down from the Tippeliga in a play-off game in Fredrikstad stadion. Sarpsborg-08 has a football team that was promoted to the womens division-1 at the end of 2011. Sarpsborg BK plays in the highest bandy division, Sarpsborg also famous for their two elit leagues teams in floorball, Sarpsborg IBK and Greåker IBK
11. Skarnes – Skarnes is the administrative centre of Sør-Odal municipality, Norway. Its population in 2012 was 2,301, giving rise to a density of 862 people per Km2. The local railway station, opened in 1862, is served by Kongsvingerbanen, Skarnes is divided by the river Glåma, the longest river in Norway. The river Oppstadåa runs into Glåma at Skarnes, Oppstadåa is one of the longest rivers running both ways in Norway. This effect is created by floods, dams, melting snow in the mountains in spring, Skarnes is the home of folk singer Øystein Sunde