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. Retrieved 16 December 2008.[deid airtin] (in Norse)