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Encyclopedia > Skien
Skien kommune
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
0.24 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 12
85,100
1.10 %
4.6 %
70/km²
Coordinates 59°12′N 9°33′E
www.skien.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File links Coat of arms for the municipality of Skien (kommune), Norway. ... 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). ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Grenland is a landscape in the county of Telemark, 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...

Skien is a town and municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. 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). ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ...


The town of Skien is the seventh largest city in Norway and lies on the ground of three municipalities, which are; Skien (about 52% of the population), Porsgrunn (35%) and Bamble (11.5%).


Skien was probably founded as a meeting place for inland farmers and sailing traders, and also as a shipping harbour for whetstones from Eidsborg (inland Telemark). Settlement can be traced back to the 11th century, and the Gimsøy Convent was founded in the 12th century. Skien was given formal commercial town rights by the Danish crown in 1358. Timber has historically been the most dominant export product from Skien. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Events Jacquerie. ...


There has been several name and spell changes for Skien. The citys first known name is Skida, and in 1359 it changed to Skyde. In 1468 it once again changed, this time to Skydebye, and to Scheen in 1662. But the name is now Skien ("she:'en"). Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Orhan I (1326-1359) to Murad I (1359-1389) Berlin joins the Hanseatic League. ... Events Baeda Maryam succeeds his father Zara Yaqob as Emperor of Ethiopia Births February 29 - Pope Paul III (died 1549) Juan del Encina, Spanish poet, dramatist and composer William Lilye, English scholar (approximate date; died 1522) Charles I of Savoy John, Elector of Saxony (died 1532) Juan de Zumárraga... Events March 18 – Short-timed experiment of the first public buses holding 8 passengers begins in Paris May 3/May 2 - Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England – as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England May 9 - Samuel Pepys witnessed a Punch and Judy...


In Europe canals were commonly built in the pre-railroad period to transport goods, timber and passengers. Skien is one terminus for the Telemark canal (in Norwegian, Telemarkskanalen), which consists of two canals: World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... The Telemark canal originally consisted of two canals. ...

  • The “Norsjø-Skienskanalen”, with one terminus at Skien and the other at Løveid, was built in 18541861, and is the oldest of the two canals.
  • The “Bandak-Nordsjøkanalene” continued the canal beyond Løveid – it was opened in 1892.

Skien was connected to the Norwegian railway network in 1882 (Vestfoldbanen). The current town layout was fixed after the last town fire in 1886. In 1964, the rural municipalities Solum and Gjerpen were merged together with Skien town, forming the Skien municipality. 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...


Skien is currently the administrive centre of Telemark County.


The largest industries are

  • ABB (electromechanical)
  • Norske Skog Union (paper mill) (-2006)

Other important places of work are

  • Sykehuset Telemark (hospital)
  • Fylkesmannen (The local Norwegian State Administration)

The daily newspapers Varden and Telemarksavisa are published in Skien. Skien harbour is located at Vold havneterminal. Skien airport is called Geiteryggen and serves domestic flights.

Oldest building: Gjerpen church (built approximately 1150)
Highest mountain: Skårrafjellet (814 m ASL)

Telemark Museum is located in Skien. Skien was the birth place of the author and playwright, Henrik Ibsen. At Venstøp in Skien you can find the Venstøp Farm, established as the Ibsen Museum in 1958. Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828–May 23, 1906) was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama (dubbed the father of modern drama). It is said that Ibsen is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare. ...



Municipalities of Telemark Telemark coat of arms

Bamble |  | Drangedal | Fyresdal | Hjartdal | Kragerø | Kviteseid | Nissedal | Nome | Notodden | Porsgrunn | Sauherad | Seljord | Siljan | Skien | Tinn | Tokke | Vinje Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bamble is a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0821 Administrative centre Bø i Telemark Mayor (2003) Arne Storhaug (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 292 263 km² 258 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0817 Administrative centre Drangedal Mayor (2003) Nils Tore Føreland (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 96 1,063 km² 996 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0831 Administrative centre Fyresdal Mayor ({{{governor_as_of}}}) Saamund Gjersund (Bygdelista) governor_as_of=2003 Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 71 {{{area}}} km² 1,108 km² 0. ... The municipality Hjartdal in the county of Telemark, Norway, has 1,635 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0815 Administrative centre Kragerø Mayor (2003) Erling Laland (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 272 306 km² 289 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0829 Administrative centre Kviteseid Mayor (2003) Torstein Tveito (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 157 708 km² 624 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0830 Administrative centre Treungen Mayor (2003) Øyvind Tveit (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 123 905 km² 788 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Grenland Municipality NO-0819 Administrative centre Ulefoss Mayor (2003) Jan Thorsen (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 229 430 km² 386 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Municipality NO-0807 Administrative centre Notodden Mayor (2003) Bjarne Bakken (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 120 914 km² 852 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape 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. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0822 Administrative centre Akkerhaugen Mayor (2003) Hans Sundsvalen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 264 321 km² 290 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0828 Administrative centre Seljord Mayor (2003) John Kleivstaul (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 155 715 km² 670 km² 0. ... The municipality Siljan in the county of Telemark, Norway, has 2,349 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0826 Administrative centre Rjukan Mayor (2005) Erik Haatvedt (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 28 2,045 km² 1,854 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0833 Administrative centre Dalen Mayor (2003) Birger NygÃ¥rd (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 107 984 km² 905 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0834 Administrative centre Vinje Mayor (2003) Arne Vinje (SV) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 12 3,106 km² 2,732 km² 0. ...

25 biggest cities of Norway (with number of inhabitants according to Statistics Norway [1])

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. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0106 Administrative centre Fredrikstad Mayor (2003) Ole Haabeth (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 283 288 km² 283 km² 0. ... 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 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 Aust-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-0906 Administrative centre Arendal Mayor (2004) Torill Rolstad Larsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 289 270 km² 255 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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Skien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (370 words)
Skien is a town and municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway.
The town of Skien is the seventh largest city in Norway and lies on the ground of three municipalities, which are; Skien (about 52% of the population), Porsgrunn (35%) and Bamble (11.5%).
Skien was the birth place of the author and playwright, Henrik Ibsen.
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