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Arendal kommune
County Aust-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality NO-0906
Administrative centre Arendal
Mayor (2004) Torill Rolstad Larsen (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 289
270 km²
255 km²
0.08 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 19
39,495
0.86 %
2.0 %
155/km²
Coordinates 58°28′N 8°46′E
www.arendal.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File links Arendal_komm. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... Sørlandet is the geographical region (landsdel) of the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... The Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti, Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) is a left-wing political party in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

Arendal is a city and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. It is the administrative center of Aust-Agder county, and belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet. The municipality is bordered in the southwest by Grimstad, in the northwest by Froland, and in the northeast by Tvedestrand municipalities. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... Sørlandet is the geographical region (landsdel) of the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-0904 Administrative centre Grimstad Mayor (2004) Svein Harberg (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 275 303 km² 272 km² 0. ... Froland is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-0938 Administrative centre Tvedestrand Mayor (2004) Jan Dukene (Tvedestrand Tverrpolitiske Liste) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 322 218 km² 204 km² 0. ...

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Tourism

Arendal viewed from the harbour
Arendal viewed from the harbour

Arendal claims to have the best weather in Norway and a lovely coastline with many small islands. It is a popular tourist town and has a lively evening life in the summer. Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 452 KB){PD} Arendal view from Ocean File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 452 KB){PD} Arendal view from Ocean File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Points of interest

"Lille Torungen" Lighthouse

Lille Torungen Lighthouse
Lille Torungen Lighthouse

The "Little Torungen" lighthouse is situated on a small island outside of Arendal. The lighthouse is 28.9 meters high. The station was established at the same time as the "Large Torungen" and has a functional and visual connection with this. The Large and Little Torungen was made as twin lighthouses, and both are located in the Arendal shipping lane. The station was discontinued in 1914. Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 397 KB){PD} Lille Torungen Lighthouse File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 397 KB){PD} Lille Torungen Lighthouse File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


"Store Torungen" Lighthouse

Store Torungen Lighthouse
Store Torungen Lighthouse

The "Store Torungen" lighthouse is situated on an island outside Arendal. It was constructed in 1844 and electrified in 1914. It is 34.3 meters high and contains a 2nd order lens. This is a rather large station according to Norwegian standards. It is reachable by a 55 minute boat trip from the city centre. The lighthouse is still in use. Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 403 KB){PD} Store Torungen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 403 KB){PD} Store Torungen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Merdø

The island of Merdø, one of the islands furthest from the coast, facing the Skagerrak, was a major outport in the 17th and 18th centuries and now has a museum, a kiosk, several beaches and beautiful scenery. Regular boat service from Pollen to the island every day during the summer season.


Pollen

The heart of Arendal (inner harbour), where you will find fishermen selling crabs, the fish market, pubs, restaurants, ducks, and benches where you can sit down for a rest. Nothing is like a sunny day in Pollen.


Tyholmen

Right in the city centre you’ll find an area with wooden houses dating back to the 1600s.This area is called Tyholmen, and is what’s left of the old buildings since the great fires this town had during the 1800s Spend half an hour on Tyholmen enjoying the architecture and imagine how things must have been when there were canals between the houses instead of streets. Follow the streets of Nedre Tyholmen and Øvre Tyholmen, and see how both rich and regular people used to live.


Festivals

The institution "Canal Street - Arendal Jazz and Blues" was established in 2001, but has been arranged since 1996, at that time by the name of Arendal Jazz and Blues Festival. The popularity of the arrangement has been steadily increasing. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Transportation

Apart from being a port city, Arendal lies immediately southeast of the E18 highway. The Arendalsbanen branch line runs to Nelaug where it connects with Sørlandsbanen. European route E18 begins at Ireland, then through the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, and Finland to end at Russia. ... Arendalsbanen is a branch line of Sørlandsbanen. ... Nelaug is a village in the south of the Ã…mli municipality in Aust-Agder. ... Sørlandsbanen is a railway line between Drammen (though this is connected to Oslo by means of Drammensbanen) via Kristiansand to Stavanger. ...


History

Arendal was established in the middle of the 1500s, and was then called Arendall. At that time it had no formal town status.


When Kristiansand was founded by King Christian IV in 1641, he granted the citizens a monopoly on all trade in Aust-Adger and Vest-Agder. This grant, intended to subsidize Kristiansand and its fortifications, placed existing towns in a difficult position. Both towns and the peasants in the up country protested the hardships this caused. As a result, Arendal received royal permission in 1622 to continue as a loading-place for timber until a means could be found to transfer its trade to Kristiansand. County Vest-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... An image of Christian IV. Christian IV (1577–1648), king of Denmark and Norway, the son of Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway, and Sophia of Mecklenburg, was born at Frederiksborg castle in 1577, and succeeded to the throne on the death of his father (April 4, 1588), attaining... Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... County NO-10 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Kristiansand County mayor Thore Westermoen Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 15 7,276 km² 2. ... Events January 1 - In the Gregorian calendar, January 1 is declared as the first day of the year, instead of March 25. ...


The town was given market city privileges in 1723. However the peasants in the surrounding district, who by law were to sell their goods only at Arendal, were smuggling their goods out on cutters and selling them in Denmark, in the Baltic, and Britain. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... The Baltic Sea The Baltic region (sometimes briefly The Baltics) is an ambiguous term used to denominate an arbitrary region connected to the Baltic Sea (also called The Baltics). ...


This continued until 1735, when Arendal was granted a full town charter. This charter, combined with Danish imposition of a monopoly on corn imports, caused great poverty and starvation among the peasants in the surrounding districts, leading to several famous rebellions.


As a result of the rebellions, the age of privileges for towns like Kristiansand and Arendal came to an apparent end in 1768 by royal proclamation. But the problems did not end then; a farmer, Kristian Jensson Lofthus, in Vestre Moland led a rebellion in 1786 which resulted in the government actually remedying some of the most repressive trade policies, but Lofthus died in prison. The charges against Lofthus were that he dealt in corn and other commodities to the detriment to Arendal’s privileges. Vestre Moland was formerly an independent municipality in Aust-Agder county from 1865 to 1961. ...


Shipping, shipbuilding and timber trade as well as mining and ironworks were important branches of industry in Aust-Agder county for many centuries, especially in the Arendal region. Frequent contacts with the world abroad put their mark on our culture and traditions. In 1880 it was the lands biggest port in terms of tonnage handled. At the end of the 19th century Arendal was recognized as a major shipping centre with many wealthy shipowners. And in 1939 it had the 4th largest Norwegian tanker fleet; only Oslo, Bergen Stavanger were larger. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Today the town has small boat manufacturing, mechanical industry, electronics industry as well as one of the worlds largest silicon carbide refining plants. Silicon carbide (SiC), also known as moissanite, is a ceramic compound of silicon and carbon. ...


Famous residents

  • Sam Eyde (1866-1940), Industrialist
  • Finn Iunker, Norwegian playwright
  • Svenn Thorkild Stray, Politician
  • Morten Wasstøl, Political Advisor - Minister of Environment
  • Øystein Grødum, Wintersports
  • Jon Gelius, Journalist
  • Thor Hushovd, Bicyclist

Sam Eyde, (29 October 1866 - 21 June 1940) was a Norwegian engineer and industrialist born in Arendal. ... Finn Iunker (1969- ) is a Norwegian playwright born in Arendal. ... Thor Hushovd (born January 18, 1978 in Grimstad, Norway) is a professional road bicycle racer since 2000. ...

External links:

  • Municipality of Arendal (In Norwegian)
  • Arendal tourist information
  • United Nations in Arendal
  • Arendal Public Library (In Norwegian)
  • Arendal Football Club (In Norwegian)
  • Arendal & Omegn Golf Club (In Norwegian)
  • Aust-Agder Museum


Municipalities of Aust-Agder Aust-Agder coat of arms

Arendal | Birkenes | Bygland | Bykle | Evje og Hornnes | Froland | Gjerstad | Grimstad | Iveland | Lillesand | Risør | Tvedestrand | Valle | Vegårshei | Åmli Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Birkenes is a municipality in the county of Norway. ... Bygland is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... Bykle is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... Evje og Hornnes is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... Froland is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... Gjerstad is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-0904 Administrative centre Grimstad Mayor (2004) Svein Harberg (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 275 303 km² 272 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Setesdal Municipality NO-0935 Administrative centre Iveland Mayor (2004) Ole Magne Omdal (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 293 262 km² 246 km² 0. ... Lillesand is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-0901 Administrative centre Risør Mayor (2004) Lars Lauvhjell (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 332 193 km² 179 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-0938 Administrative centre Tvedestrand Mayor (2004) Jan Dukene (Tvedestrand Tverrpolitiske Liste) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 322 218 km² 204 km² 0. ... Valle is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Municipality NO-0912 Administrative centre VegÃ¥rshei Mayor (2004) Maya Marianne Twedt Berli (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 255 356 km² 322 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder Landscape Municipality NO-0929 Administrative centre Ã…mli Mayor (2004) Tellef Olstad (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 89 1,131 km² 1,058 km² 0. ...

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Oslo (811,700) | Bergen (213,600) | Stavanger (173,100) | Trondheim (147,100) | Fredrikstad (97,100) | Drammen (90,700) | Skien (85,100) | Kristiansand (63,800) | Tromsø (52,400) | Tønsberg (45,000) | Ålesund (44,100) | Haugesund (40,300) | Sandefjord (39,600) | Moss (34,500) | Bodø (34,100) | Arendal (30,900) | Hamar (28,800) | Larvik (23,100) | Halden (22,000) | Harstad (19,400) | Lillehammer (19,100) | Molde (18,600) | Mo i Rana (17,900) | Kongsberg (17,700) | Horten (17,700) It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of cities in Norway. ... Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrÃ¥ or SSB) is the Norwegian statistics bureau. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... 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County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... County Vest-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County Troms Landscape Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0704 Administrative centre Tønsberg Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 381 107 km² 106 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Sunnmøre Municipality NO-1504 Administrative centre Ã…lesund Mayor (2003) Arve Tonning (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 388 98 km² 93 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... Moss is a coastal town and municipality in the county of Østfold. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ... County Hedmark Landscape Hedemarken Municipality NO-0403 Administrative centre Hamar Mayor (2004) Einar Busterud (By- og bygdelista - The City and Rural areas Party) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 257 351 km² 338 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0709 Administrative centre Larvik Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 199 535 km² 501 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0101 Administrative centre Halden Mayor (2003) Per Kristian Dahl (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 173 642 km² 596 km² 0. ... Image:Harstad i norge. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Romsdal Municipality NO-1502 Administrative centre Molde Mayor (2005) Jan Petter Hammerø (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 254 363 km² 355 km² 0. ... Mo i Rana is a town in Rana kommune in Nordland, Norway. ... Kongsberg (lit. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0701 Administrative centre Horten Mayor (2004) Nils Henning Hontvedt Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 407 70 km² 68 km² 0. ...


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Arendal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (806 words)
Arendal is a city and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway.
It is the administrative center of Aust-Agder county, and belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet.
As a result, Arendal received royal permission in 1622 to continue as a loading-place for timber until a means could be found to transfer its trade to Kristiansand.
Stavanger Bus Page, Buses in Arendal Feature, Page 1 (478 words)
Arendal, is a town on the south-coast of Norway.
With a population of nearly 40.000, Arendal kommune is the largest kommune for many miles around and represents almost 40% of the population of Aust-Agder county.
Arendal is a bustling town during the day through most of the year, but in the month of July it explodes with life with an influx of holidaymakers, many in boats, and visitors to the off-shore power boat racing in the waters around the town.
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