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Mo i Rana is a town in the municipality of Rana, Nordland, Norway, located just south of the Arctic Circle. As of July 1, 2005, the population of Mo i Rana is 17,800.[1] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... The municipality Rana in the county of Nordland, Norway, and has 25,350 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... // For other uses, see Nordland (disambiguation). ... For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

From the end of the Second World War until the early 1990s, Mo i Rana, with the town's steel mill as its cornerstone, was dependent upon heavy industry.[citation needed] Following the decline of heavy industry, new service industries have now grown in the town. The town is located on the Nordlandsbanen railway line in addition to being served by Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll. Mo i Rana houses a division of the National Library of Norway. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Nordlandsbanen is a railway line in Norway between Hell and Bodø. With a length of 694 kilometers, it is the longest line in the Norwegian railway system, and the only Norwegian line to cross the Arctic circle. ... Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll (Norwegian: Mo i Rana lufthavn, Røssvoll) (IATA: MQN, ICAO: ENRA) is a regional airport serving Mo i Rana in Nordland, Norway. ... The building of Nasjonalbiblioteket in Oslo The National Library of Norway (Norwegian: ) is the national library of Norway. ...


The name "Mo" comes from an old farm that was situated near the modern town. The name of the farm comes from the Norse Móar, which means sand or grass lowland. The name Rana probably comes from Norse too. Rana means quick or fast, probably because the fast water flow in the fjord outside town. The town was an old trade centre in Helgeland. Farmers have lived in the area since the Iron Age. Norse is an adjective relating things to Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. ... Rana is: * Rana (title), a variation on Raja, a Hindu (Hindi and other languages, mainly Rajput) princely title of royalty (see also Maharana); hence: The Rana dynasty, an influential family in India since the 19th century desendants from the hindu family of ranas. ... Norse is an adjective relating things to Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Geirangerfjord, Norway A fjord (or fiord) is a long, narrow estuary with steep sides, made when a glacial valley is filled by rising sea water levels. ...


Mining, building boats (Nordlands boats), and hunting/fishing used to be the main ways of life. Starting the summer 1730, there was a Sámi market in town. The marked was held on the main church grounds until 1810. In 1860, L.A. Meyer started a trade center, on licence from the royal authority. Meyer traded flour, herring and tobacco, reindeer meat, skins and venison with the Swedes. The trade with Sweden increased. Events Pope Clement XII elected September 17 - Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed III (1703-1730) to Mahmud I (1730-1754) Anna Ivanova (Anna I of Russia) became czarina Births April 16 - Henry Clinton, British general (d. ... Sami flag The Sami people (there are other names and spellings including Sámi, Saami and Lapp) are an indigenous people of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, covering a total area in the Nordic countries corresponding to the size of Sweden. ... “Caribou” redirects here. ...


The municipality is rich on iron ores, and water-power to produce power. This was very important in industry development. Dunderland Iron Ore Company (1902-1947) established the first mines in Mo i Rana. Rana Gruber (established in 1937), also a mining company, is still in service. In 1946 the Norwegian Parliament approved plans for the construction of a iron factory. A/S Norwegian Iron Work Company (Norwegian: A/S Norsk Jernverk) was established just outside the city centre. It produced steel for Norway and other contries. However, the company closed down in 1988. There are now 130 industrial companies at the industrial estate where the Norwegian Iron Work was situated. Today, area is called Mo Industrial Park. The companies have activity in the iron and steel industry, the engineering industry, the research and development service industry and the information technology industry. In total, the companies employ approximately 2000 people. Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Storting main building The Storting, or Stortinget, (the Great Assembly), is the parliament of Norway, and is located in Oslo. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ...


Geography and climate

Mo church
Mo church

Mo i Rana is located at the head of Ranfjord, just on the southern side of the Saltfjellet mountains with the Svartisen glacier, Norway's second largest glacier. Ranelva (river) meets the Ranfjord in Mo i Rana. Rana and Saltfjellet are famous for their numerous caves.[citation needed] Two of the caves are open to the public, Grønligrotta and Setergrotta. Mean temperatures in Mo are -6°C in January and 13°C in July, average precipitation is 1400 mm/year ([1]). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (829 × 523 pixel, file size: 481 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (829 × 523 pixel, file size: 481 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Ranfjord is a fjord in Rana municipality, Nordland county, Norway. ... Cabins on Saltfjellet at BjellÃ¥vasstua Saltfjellet (lit. ... Svartisen is a collective term for two glaciers located in northern Norway. ... The Ranfjord is a fjord in Rana municipality, Nordland county, Norway. ...


Industry

The iron and steel factory Jernverket consumes more power than the entire Oslo municipality.[citation needed] For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/02/01/10/beftett_en/tab-2007-06-07-01-en.html

External links

Coordinates: 66°19′N, 14°10′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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