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Cities in Norway

The 20 largest and most important cities in Norway

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The 20 largest and most important cities in Norway
01

Oslo

0.7 million inhabitants
Oslo
Until the 20th century, the Norwegian capital Oslo was still called Christiania, named after the Danish King Christian IV. It was he who had the former Oslo rebuilt after it had burned down in the 17th century. He decided on the characteristic checkerboard pattern that still characterizes the metropolis today. ...
02

Bergen

0.3 million inhabitants
Bergen
Bergen (population 220,000) is the second largest city in Norway and is the gateway to the fjords. The charming city stretches across a maze of fjord shores, forested hills and islands. Bergen immediately pleases the visitor - it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and bustling cities in Norway.
03

Trondheim

0.2 million inhabitants
Trondheim
Trondheim - Norway's third largest city (160,000 inhabitants) is an unusually pleasant, lively friendly and cheerful city with southern-saloppy features in places. Until the Reformation, the city was the seat of the Norwegian archbishops and a place of pilgrimage.
04

Stavanger

0.1 million inhabitants
Stavanger
Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway (85,000 inhabitants) and is located south of the west coast on the Byfjord. The old shipping, industrial and fishing city is connected to the whole world through its port and is an exciting mixture of old and new. This lively and active city ...
05

Fredrikstad

0.1 million inhabitants
06

Drammen

0.1 million inhabitants
07

Porsgrunn/Skien

93,800 inhabitants
08

Kristiansand

64,600 inhabitants
Kristiansand
Kristiansand - the strange beauty of the south likes to present itself as the center of the "Riviera of the North". Norway's fifth largest city (60,000 inhabitants) is situated on an almost square, flat peninsula at the mouth of the Torridalselv.
09

Sandnes

58,700 inhabitants
10

Sarpsborg

54,700 inhabitants
11

Ålesund

53,900 inhabitants
Ålesund
12

Tønsberg

53,000 inhabitants
13

Tønsberg

52,400 inhabitants
14

Moss

47,400 inhabitants
15

Haugesund

45,400 inhabitants
16

Sandefjord

45,000 inhabitants
17

Bodø

42,100 inhabitants
18

Tromsø

40,900 inhabitants
Tromsø
Tromsø lies north of the Arctic Circle and thus already in the Arctic. The port city on the island of Tromsöja is connected to the mainland by a boldly curved bridge.
19

Arendal

37,800 inhabitants
20

Hamar

28,400 inhabitants