Fredrikstad

Aboot this soondFredrikstad  (previously Frederiksstad) (literally Fredrik's Toun) is a ceety an municipality in Østfold coonty, Norawa. The admeenistrative centre o the municipality is the ceety o Fredrikstad.

Fredrikstad kommune
Fredrikstad bryggepromenade fra Kråkerøybroa.JPG
Coat of airms o Fredrikstad kommune
Coat airms
Official logo of Fredrikstad kommune
Østfold within
Norawa
Fredrikstad within Østfold
Fredrikstad within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°12′19″N 10°57′0″E / 59.20528°N 10.95000°E / 59.20528; 10.95000Coordinates: 59°12′19″N 10°57′0″E / 59.20528°N 10.95000°E / 59.20528; 10.95000
KintraNorawa
CoontyØstfold
DestrictEastren Norawa
Admeenistrative centreFredrikstad
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2011)Jon Ivar Nygård (Ap)
Area
 • Total285.9 km2 (110.4 sq mi)
 • Laund283 km2 (109 sq mi)
Area rank#283 in Norawa
Population
 (2012)
 • Total75,583
 • Rank#6 in Norawa
 • Density249/km2 (640/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
7.7%
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0106
Offeecial leid formBokmål
Websitewww.fredrikstad.kommune.no
Data frae Stateestics Norawa

The ceety o Fredrikstad wis foondit in 1567 bi Keeng Frederick II, an established as a municipality on 1 Januar 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality o Glemmen wis mergit wi Fredrikstad on 1 Januar 1964. The rural municipalities o Borge, Onsøy, Kråkerøy, an Rolvsøy wur mergit wi Fredrikstad on 1 Januar 1994.

The ceety straddles the river Glomma whaur it meets the Skagerrak. Alang wi neighborin Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad forms the fift lairgest ceety in Norawa: Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg. As o 1 Januar 2008, accordin tae Statistics Norway, these twa municipalities hae a total population o 123,029 wi 71,976 in Fredrikstad an 51,053 in Sarpsborg.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — sister ceetiesEedit

The follaein ceeties are twinned wi Fredrikstad:[1]

Ceety Region Kintra
Aalborg   North Denmark Region   Denmark
Húsavík   Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla   Iceland
Kotka   Kymenlaakso   Finland
Karlskoga   Örebro   Swaden
Patzún   Chimaltenango   Guatemala
San Martín Jilotepeque   Chimaltenango   Guatemala
Zhuzhou   Hunan   Cheenae

ReferencesEedit

FootnotesEedit

  1. "Våre vennskapsbyer". Fredrikstad kommune. Archived frae the original on 1 December 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2008. (in Norse)