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Drammen kommune
Locator map showing Drammen within Buskerud
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
0.04 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 9
57,759
1.24 %
8.2 %
421/km²
Coordinates 59°44′N 10°9′E
www.drammen.kommune.no

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Coordinates: 59°44′N 10°9′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Drammen is a city and municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway. It is one of the larger cities in Norway, and lies about 40 km from the capital of Norway, Oslo. The city centre lies at the end of a valley, on both sides of the river Drammenselva, and where the river meets the Drammensfjord. Drammen is also the main harbor for car and fruit import in Norway. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of cities in Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (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). ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... km redirects here. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... 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. ... Drammenselva is one of the largest rivers in Norway, with a drainage basin of about 17,000 square kilometers and a flow rate of 300 cubic meters per second. ... Drammensfjord connects to Ytre Oslofjord on the west side. ...


As of January 1 2006 the population of the urban area of Drammen is 159,704. Drammen is the sixth largest urban area of Norway and occupies territory in no less than five municipalities: Drammen (with about 61% of the population), Nedre Eiker (23%), Øvre Eiker (8%), Lier (5%) and Røyken (3%). [1] The total population in Drammen municipality is 57,759. [2] Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0625 Administrative centre Mjøndalen Mayor (2003) Rolf Bergersen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 369 122 km² 114 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0624 Administrative centre Hokksund Mayor (2003) Anders B. Werp (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 223 457 km² 418 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0626 Administrative centre Lier Mayor (2003) Ulla Nævestad (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 277 301 km² 281 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0627 Administrative centre Røyken Mayor (2003) Rune Kjølstad (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 378 113 km² 111 km² 0. ...

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History

The Norse form of the name was Drafn, and this was originally the name of the inner part of Drammensfjord. The fjord is, however, probably named after the river Dramselva (Norse Drofn), and this name is probably derived from the old word drofn, which meant 'wave'. Norse is an adjective relating things to Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. ... Drammensfjord connects to Ytre Oslofjord on the west side. ... Drammenselva (or Dramselva) is a river is Buskerud county, southeastern Norway. ...

Rock carving
Rock carving

Rock carvings at Åskollen and Skogerveien are 6000 to 7000 years old, and are the first signs of human activity in the area. The largest rock carving at Åskollen depicts a moose. 6000-7000 year old rock carving of large elk, Åskollen, Drammen. ... 6000-7000 year old rock carving of large elk, Åskollen, Drammen. ... 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. ... (6th millennium BC – 5th millennium BC – 4th millennium BC – other millennia) Events 4713 BC – The epoch (origin) of the Julian Period described by Joseph Justus Scaliger occurred on January 1, the astronomical Julian day number zero. ... Binomial name Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) Moose range map The moose (so named in North America) or elk (in Europe), Alces alces, is the largest member of the deer family Cervidae, distinguished from the others by the palmate antlers of its males. ...


Drammen originally consisted of three small seaports: Bragernes on the northern side of the Drammenselva river and Strømsø and Tangen on the southern side. For trade purposes, small seaports were placed under market towns. Despite their geographical proximity, Bragernes was placed under Christiania and Strømsø under Tønsberg. For this reason, cooperation between the adjacent seaport towns was almost impossible. In 1662 a merger was proposed to unite Strømsø and Bragernes to form a market town with the name Frederiksstrøm. The proposal was rejected by Frederick III of Denmark. Bragernes received limited market town rights in 1715, and merged with Strømsø to gain status as a single city on 19 June 1811. [3] The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Bragernes is one of the central parts of the Norwegian city of Drammen. ... Drammenselva is one of the largest rivers in Norway, with a drainage basin of about 17,000 square kilometers and a flow rate of 300 cubic meters per second. ... Strømsø is a part of Drammen located at the southern side of Drammenselva. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Depending on context, Christiania can refer to: Christiania, capital of Norway – what Oslo was called from 1624 to 1877, named after King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway; subsequently, the city was called Kristiania (q. ... County Vestfold District 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. ... King Frederick III Frederick III (March 28, 1609 – February 19, 1670) was King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of cities in Norway. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Its unique geographical location made the city a centre for seafaring, ship building, log driving, timber trade and - from the 19th century - paper and pulp industries. During the 1960s most of the pulp and paper factories along the Drammenselva were closed down.


Large parts of the city were ruined in the great fire of 12-13 July 1866, which led to the reconstruction of the city centre, including the characteristic town square and Bragernes church. [4] (Redirected from 12 July) July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


In 1909, Drammen got the first trolleybus system in Scandinavia, the Drammen trolleybus. The lines ran until 1967. For many years the centre of Drammen suffered from heavy traffic, but in 1999 the opening of the Bragernes tunnel diverted much of the traffic away from the centre of the city. In recent years, the city centre has seen significant regeneration, with the introduction of new housing, shopping facilities, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as a public pathway along the Drammenselva river. Å koda 14 Tr trolleybus in Vilnius A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. ... The Drammen trolleybus system was a system of trolleybuses in Drammen, Norway between December 15, 1909 and June 19, 1967. ... Drammenselva is one of the largest rivers in Norway, with a drainage basin of about 17,000 square kilometers and a flow rate of 300 cubic meters per second. ...


Geography

The boroughs of Drammen are Austad/Fjell, Bragernes, Gulskogen, Konnerud, Skoger, Strømsø/Danvik, Tangen/Åskollen and Åssiden. [5] Austad is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. ... Bragernes is one of the central parts of the Norwegian city of Drammen. ... Gulskogen is a borough in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway. ... Konnerud is a residential area south of the city Drammen in Buskerud county, Norway. ... Skoger is a village located on the border between Buskerud and Vestfold counties, Norway. ... Strømsø is a part of Drammen located at the southern side of Drammenselva. ... 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. ...


The Øvre Sund area, situated along Drammenselva, will be regulated by the municipality in order to restore this area's character. The buildings there are from the 18th and 19th century, and contribute, as well as the river and the brewery, to give the city a special identity. [6]


Famous people from Drammen

  • Kim Christiansen, born May 8, 1976. 2001 Snowboarding World Championships at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy (Jan. 21-28), Christiansen won the halfpipe.
  • Hans Peter Faye, 1859-1928, sugar plantation pioneer on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Johan Halvorsen, 1864-1935, composer, conductor and musician
  • Johann Olav Koss. Between 1990-94 he managed no less than 10 world records for speed skating on the distances 1500, 3000, 5000 and 10000 meters.
  • Charles Mathiesen, born February 12, 1911. World record 10000 meters speed skating, 1940.
  • Martinus Rørbye, 1803-1848, painter
  • Sten Einar Stensen, born December 18, 1947. World record 10000 meters speed skating, 1976.
  • Marcus Thrane, started the first labour union in Norway, in 1848.
  • Ole Hermann Borgan, Assistant Referee. World famous as "Barca Borgan" after posing in a FC Barcelona shirt a few days before the UEFA Champions League final in 2006.
  • Betzy Kjelsberg, the first female factory inspector in Norway who did much to improve working conditions a the time. Vice-chairman of the International Council of Women from 1920.
  • The Christmas soda king, Egil Fredriksen (Julebruskongen) famous for buying up most of Drammens annual supply of christmas soda for personal consumation, which gave new life to the production of Aass christmas soda.[7]

Kim Christiansen is a norwegian snowboarder. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Kaua‘i (usually called Kauai outside the Hawaiian Islands, pronounced kawa-ee) is the oldest and fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands, having an area of 1,430. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Johan Halvorsen (March 15, 1864–December 4, 1935) was a Norwegian composer, conductor and musician. ... Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history. ... Short track speed skaters racing through a curve. ... Charles Mathiesen (born 12 February 1911 in Drammen, Norway – died 7 November 1994) was a speed skater whose speed skating career lasted for 18 years (from 1930 to 1948), while being at the world top during most of those years. ... Martinus Christian Wesseltoft Rørbye, (May 19, 1803-March 29, 1848), Danish genre painter, was born in Drammen, Norway to Danish parents Ferdinand Henrik Rørbye and wife Frederikke Eleonore Catherine de Stockfleth. ... Sten Einar Stensen (born 18 December 1947) is a former Norwegian speed skating champion. ... Marcus Møller Thrane (14 October 1817 – 30 April 1890) was the leader of the first Norwegian labour movement, later known as the Thranitter movement, which at its height had approximately 30,000 members making it the third largest labour movement at the time, second only to those in France... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... Ole Hermann Borgan (born October 10, 1964 in Drammen) is a Norwegian football assistant referee. ... Futbol Club Barcelona is a Catalan sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The UEFA Champions League 2005-06 was the 51st edition of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament. ... The International Council of Women (ICW) was established in 1888 in Seneca Falls in New York State. ...

Sport clubs

  • SBK Drafn
  • Drammen golfklubb. Founded 1989. Golfclub with 18 hole course situated in the southern part of Drammen, on the border to Sande in Vestfold
  • IF Hellas
  • SBK Skiold
  • Strømsgodset IF. Founded February 10th 1907. Four Norwegian championships in football (1969, 1979, 1973, 1993). Winner of the Norwegian football league 1970. 10 Norwegian championships in bandy.
  • IF Sturla

Sande is: A municipality in the county of Vestfold in Norway, see Sande, Vestfold A municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal in Norway, see Sande, Møre og Romsdal Sande, Jakob, Norwegian poet and song writer from Fjaler in Sunnfjord(1906-1966), see Jakob Sande A sorority... County NO-07 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Tønsberg County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,224 km² 0. ... Strømsgodset I.F. (or Godset) is a Norwegian football club from Drammen. ... Look up bandy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

References

  1. ^ Statistics Norway (2006). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2006".
  2. ^ Statistics Norway. SSB: Tall om Drammen kommune (Norwegian). Regional statistikk. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.
  3. ^ Søbstad, Per Ivar. Kort oversikt over Drammens historie (Norwegian). History of Drammen. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.
  4. ^ Søbstad, Per Ivar. Bybranner (Norwegian). History of Drammen. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.
  5. ^ Søbstad, Per Ivar. Bydeler i Drammen (Norwegian). History of Drammen. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.
  6. ^ About the preservation of the Øvre Sund area
  7. ^ *Julebruskongen

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Media

  • Drammens Tidende, local newspaper
  • Essensen, free, Christian, local newspaper for youth
  • Local television channel
  • Local radio channel

Culture


Municipalities of Buskerud Buskerud coat of arms

Drammen | Flesberg | Flå | Gol | Hemsedal | Hol | Hole | Hurum | Kongsberg | Krødsherad | Lier | Modum | Nedre Eiker | Nes | Nore og Uvdal | Ringerike | Rollag | Røyken | Sigdal | Øvre Eiker | Ål Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... County Buskerud District Numedal Municipality NO-0631 Administrative centre Lampeland Mayor (2003) Egil LanggÃ¥rd (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 190 562 km² 538 km² 0. ... County Buskerud District Hallingdal Municipality NO-0615 Administrative centre FlÃ¥ Mayor (2003) Hans Bekken (FlÃ¥ Bygdeliste) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 159 704 km² 670 km² 0. ... The municipality Gol in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 4,415 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud District Hallingdal Municipality NO-0618 Administrative centre Hemsedal Mayor (2003) Oddvar Grøthe (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 145 753 km² 711 km² 0. ... Hol is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 4,578 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud Landscape Ringerike Municipality NO-0612 Administrative centre Røyse Mayor (2003) Per R. Berger (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 329 198 km² 134 km² 0. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0628 Administrative centre Klokkarstua Mayor (2003) Roger Ryberg (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 354 163 km² 156 km² 0. ... Kongsberg (lit. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0622 Administrative centre Noresund Mayor (2003) Olav Skinnes (Tverrpolitisk bygdeliste) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 248 375 km² 340 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0626 Administrative centre Lier Mayor (2003) Ulla Nævestad (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 277 301 km² 281 km² 0. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0623 Administrative centre Vikersund Mayor (2003) Odd Flattum (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 204 515 km² 463 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0625 Administrative centre Mjøndalen Mayor (2003) Rolf Bergersen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 369 122 km² 114 km² 0. ... The municipality Nes in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 3,479 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Nore og Uvdal in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 2,754 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud District Ringerike Municipality NO-0605 Administrative centre Hønefoss Mayor (2003) Kolbjørn Kværum (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 47 1,552 km² 1,423 km² 0. ... The municipality Rollag in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 1,477 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0627 Administrative centre Røyken Mayor (2003) Rune Kjølstad (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 378 113 km² 111 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0621 Administrative centre Prestfoss Mayor (2003) Knut Tore Eidal (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 130 842 km² 811 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0624 Administrative centre Hokksund Mayor (2003) Anders B. Werp (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 223 457 km² 418 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Hallingdal Municipality NO-0619 Administrative centre Ã…l Mayor (2003) Torleif T. Dalseide (V) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 85 1,171 km² 1,081 km² 0. ...


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