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Grenland district, Telemark, Norway.

Grenland is a traditional district in the county of Telemark, Norway. Image File history File links Grenland_district,_Norway_map. ... Image File history File links Grenland_district,_Norway_map. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ...


It is the core of a slightly larger traditional district known as Nedre Telemark ("Lower Telemark"), which also encompasses nearby coastal municipalities in the Vestmar district. Vestmar is a region of Norway situated in the southwest corner of the county of Telemark. ...


In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Grenland was a petty kingdom. The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 and 1066 AD in Scandinavia and Britain, following the Germanic Iron Age (and the Vendel Age in Sweden). ... Harald I (b. ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ...


Metropolitan Grenland

Grenland is also the name of a metropolitan region in the area. The largest cities are Skien and Porsgrunn. There are 16 metropolitan regions (Byregioner, City Regions) in Norway. ... County Telemark District 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 Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0805 Administrative centre Porsgrunn Mayor (2003) Øystein Beyer (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 352 165 km² 161 km² 0. ...

Municipality Population Area[1] Density[2]
Skien 50,507 719 70
Porsgrunn 33,323 161 207
Bamble 14,163 282 50
Siljan 2,349 202 12
Total 100,342 1,364 74

During the period of the municipality mergers in Norway, the chief administrative officer (fylkesmann) in Telemark proposed that the municipalities Skien, Solum, Gjerpen, Porsgrunn, Eidanger and Brevik be merged to form a large urban municipality centered around Skien. The municipalities had been closely integrated since the establishment of the Hydro factory at Herøya, and conurbation between the settlements was also significant. County Telemark District 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 Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0805 Administrative centre Porsgrunn Mayor (2003) Øystein Beyer (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 352 165 km² 161 km² 0. ... Bamble is a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. ... The municipality Siljan in the county of Telemark, Norway, has 2,349 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Telemark District 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. ... Solum is a former municipality in Telemark county, Norway. ... Wikipedia:Translation/Gjerpen Gjerpen is a former municipality in Telemark county, Norway. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0805 Administrative centre Porsgrunn Mayor (2003) Øystein Beyer (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 352 165 km² 161 km² 0. ... Eidanger, former municipality in Telemark, from 1964 a part of Porsgrunn municipality. ... Brevik is a town in Norway in the municipality of Porsgrunn in the county of Telemark in Norway. ... Norsk Hydro ASA is a Norwegian oil and energy and integrated aluminium company, headquartered in Oslo. ... Norsk Hydro industry park on Hærøya Herøya is a peninsula in Porsgrunn, Norway that features a large industrial park. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ...


However, the idea was opposed by Solum as well as Porsgrunn, Eidanger and Brevik and soon fell out of grace. Eidanger proposed a merger with Brevik and Porsgrunn, and the enlarged Porsgrunn municipality was finally created on 1 January 1964. Brevik lost its city status in the process. In light of this merger, the central authorities saw only one possible solution; a similar merger between Solum, Gjerpen and Skien. Unlike the first proposal, this was met by protests from Gjerpen - to no avail, as the case went to the Norwegian Parliament. The result was a significantly enlarged Skien municipality. On 1 January 1968 an area from the old Gjerpen and Solum municipalities with 3,554 inhabitants was moved to Porsgrunn. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Storting main building The Storting, or Stortinget, (the Great Assembly), is the parliament of Norway, and is located in Oslo. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


In addition, the urban municipalities Langesund and Stathelle was incorporated into the rural municipality Bamble. Like Brevik, both Langesund and Stathelle lost their city status. Siljan municipality remained unaffected by the mergers, contrary to the initial expectations. Langesund is the administrative centre of the municipality of Bamble, Norway. ... Stathelle is a town in Norway in the municipality of Bamble in the county of Telemark in Norway. ... Bamble is a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. ...


References

  • Jon Skeie. Porsgrunn og kommuneinndelingen i Grenland 1964 (Norwegian). Porsgrunn library. Retrieved on 2006-10-28.
  • Dag Jukvam / Statistics Norway (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen". (Norwegian)

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ...

Notes

  1. ^ km²
  2. ^ Population per km²

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Grenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Grenland is a traditional district in the county of Telemark, Norway.
Grenland is also the name of a metropolitan region in the area.
During the period of the municipality mergers in Norway, the chief administrative officer (fylkesmann) in Telemark proposed that the municipalities Skien, Solum, Gjerpen, Porsgrunn, Eidanger and Brevik be merged to form a large urban municipality centered around Skien.
Grenland: About us (157 words)
Reiselivsselskapet VisitGrenland AS The Grenland region comprises four municipalities: Skien, Porsgrunn, Bamble, and Siljan.
The company's objective is to focus attention on the region's attractions and tourist potential, and to help increase the number of visitors and ensure that all of them experience Grenland in a positive manner.
Grenland is Norway's fifth largest "city" - in the heart of Telemark county's beautiful natural scenery.
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