Mo i Rana is a town and the administrative centre of the municipality of Rana in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the Helgeland region of Nordland, just south of the Arctic Circle; some of the outlying areas of the town include the suburbs of Båsmoen and Ytteren in the north and Selfors in the east and Åga/Hauknes/Dalsgrenda in the south. The town is called "Mo i Rana" to distinguish it from other places named Mo though locally the town is just called Mo; the postal address for Mo was "Mo 8600" until it was changed to "Mo i Rana 8600" in 1999. The 12.03-square-kilometre town has a population of 18,866 and a population density of 1,568 inhabitants per square kilometre. This makes it the second largest town in Nordland county; the name Mo i Rana means "Mo in Rana" in Norwegian. "Mo" comes from an old farm, situated near the modern town. The name of the farm comes from the Old Norse name Móar, which means grass lowland; the name Rana comes from Old Norse too. Rana means quick or fast because the fast water flow in the Ranfjorden outside town.
The town was an old trade centre in Helgeland. Farmers have lived in the area since the Iron Age. Mining, building boats, hunting/fishing used to be the main ways of life. Starting the summer 1730, there was a Sámi market in Mo; the market was held on the main church grounds until 1810. In 1860, wholesale merchant L. A. Meyer started a trade center, on license from the royal authority. Meyer traded flour and tobacco, reindeer meat and venison with the Swedes; the trade with Sweden increased during Sweden's difficult economic years from 1892 to the start of the First World War. Many paths now used as hiking trails were trade paths for mountain dwellers in Sweden to Mo i Rana. One example is a path that starts in the Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve at Ammarnäs and follows the Vindel River valley joins Vindelkroken and crosses the Norwegian border to Mo i Rana; the municipality is rich on iron ores, water to produce power. This was important in industry development. Dunderland Iron Ore Company established the first mines in Storforshei.
Rana Gruber was established in 1937 a mining company. In 1946 the Norwegian Parliament approved plans for the construction of an Iron mill in Norway; the Parliament selected Mo i Rana. A/S Norwegian Iron Work Company was established. In 1955, the first steel was produced to other countries; the construction of the iron works took nine years. During this period the village of Mo i Rana was changed to an industrial city. People from all over the country moved to Mo i Rana; the community needed homes for thousands of new residents. Construction of houses and residential blocks started immediately, it was established electricity and water supply to the city. In 1930, the population was 1300 people, this increased to 7,000 in 1955. In 1978 The Iron Mill employed 4,500 of the 25,000 town's inhabitants; the Norwegian Parliament resolved in June 1988 to phase out state ownership of the company. Today there are 119 industrial companies at the industrial estate; the companies have activity in the iron and steel industry, the engineering industry, the research and development service industry and the information technology industry.
In total, the companies employ 1900 people. From the end of the Second World War until the early 1990s, Mo i Rana, with the town's steel mill as its cornerstone, was dependent upon heavy industry. Following the decline of heavy industry, new service industries have now grown in the town. Rana Municipality was established on 1 January 1838 under the old formannskapsdistrikt law. Shortly afterwards, in 1839, the municipality was divided into Sør-Ranen. In 1844, Nord-Ranen was renamed Mo herred. On 1 January 1923, the village of Mo was designated as a ladested and so it was separated from the rest of the municipality to become a municipality of its own; the new town of Mo kept the rest of the old municipality became known as Nord-Rana. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Nord-Rana was merged with the town of Mo i Rana, the part of the municipality of Sør-Rana located north of the Ranfjorden, the Sjona area of Nesna Municipality to create the large, new Rana Municipality.
During the autumn of 1951, around "700 or 800" protesters showed up at the local graveyard as a result of a "nighttime mobilization" to oppose the government's attempt to remove Soviet corpses from graves. Some 93,000 Soviet POWs had been brought to Norway between 1941 and 1945 by the Germans to work on improvements to infrastructure in Norway. A 2013 article in Dagbladet says. Hauge stopped the action". Mo i Rana is located at the head of Ranfjorden, just on the southern side of the Saltfjellet mountains with the Svartisen glacier, Norway's second largest; the river Ranelv
Ishkhan Makharovich Geloyan is a Russian football player. He plays for FC Tambov, he made his debut in the Russian Second Division for FC Slavyansky Slavyansk-na-Kubani on 26 July 2012 in a game against FC Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk. He made his Russian Football National League debut for FC Khimik Dzerzhinsk on 13 July 2013 in a game against FC Baltika Kaliningrad. On 15 June 2019, he signed a 2-year contract with the Russian Premier League newcomers FC Tambov. Shorty after he suffered an ACL tear which kept him out of action until March 2020. Ishkhan Geloyan at FootballFacts.ru Ishkhan Geloyan at Soccerway Ishkhan Geloyan at Russian Premier League Career summary by sportbox.ru
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