Fredrikstad

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Fredrikstad kommune
Municipality

Coat of arms

Østfold within
Norway
Fredrikstad within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°12′19″N 10°57′0″E / 59.20528°N 10.95000°E / 59.20528; 10.95000Coordinates: 59°12′19″N 10°57′0″E / 59.20528°N 10.95000°E / 59.20528; 10.95000
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Østfold
Destrict Eastren Norawa
Admeenistrative centre Fredrikstad
Government
 • Mayor (2011) Jon Ivar Nygård (Ap)
Area
 • Total 285.9 km2 (110.4 sq mi)
 • Land 283 km2 (109 sq mi)
Area rank 283 in Norway
Population (2012)
 • Total 75,583
 • Rank 6 in Norway
 • Density 249/km2 (640/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 7.7 %
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0106
Offeecial leid furm Bokmål
Website www.fredrikstad.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Aboot this soond Fredrikstad  (previously Frederiksstad) (literally Fredrik's Toun) is a ceety an municipality in Østfold coonty, Norawa. The admeenistrative centre o the municipality is the ceety o Fredrikstad.

The ceety o Fredrikstad wis foondit in 1567 bi Keeng Frederick II, an established as a municipality on 1 Januar 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality o Glemmen wis mergit wi Fredrikstad on 1 Januar 1964. The rural municipalities o Borge, Onsøy, Kråkerøy, an Rolvsøy wur mergit wi Fredrikstad on 1 Januar 1994.

The ceety straddles the river Glomma whaur it meets the Skagerrak. Alang wi neighborin Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad forms the fift lairgest ceety in Norawa: Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg. As o 1 Januar 2008, accordin tae Statistics Norway, these twa municipalities hae a total population o 123,029 wi 71,976 in Fredrikstad an 51,053 in Sarpsborg.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein ceeties are twinned wi Fredrikstad:[1]

Ceety Region Kintra
Aalborg 24px North Denmark Region  Denmark
Húsavík Iceland Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla  Iceland
Kotka Kymenlaakson maakunnan vaakuna.svg Kymenlaakso  Finland
Karlskoga Örebro län vapen.svg Örebro  Swaden
Patzún Guatemala Chimaltenango  Guatemala
San Martín Jilotepeque Guatemala Chimaltenango  Guatemala
Zhuzhou Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Hunan  Cheenae

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Footnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Våre vennskapsbyer". Fredrikstad kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-16. [deid airtin] (Norse)