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Geography: Sarpsborg, historically Borg, is a city and municipality in Viken county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Sarpsborg.

Sarpsborg is part of the fifth largest urban area in Norway when paired with neighbouring Fredrikstad. As of 1 January 2018, according to Statistics Norway these two municipalities have a total population of 136,127 with 55,840 in Sarpsborg and 81,278 in Fredrikstad.

Borregaard Industries is, and always has been, the most important industry in the city. The city is also the home of Borg Bryggerier, part of the Hansa Borg Bryggerier, which is Norway's second largest brewery-group.

City districts:

Alvim, Borgenhaugen, Brevik, Fritznerbakken, Gleng, Grålum, Greåker, Hafslund, Hannestad, Hasle, Høysand, Ise, Klavestadhaugen, Kurland, Lande, Opsund, Sandbakken, Sannesund, Sarpsborg, Skjeberg, Valaskjold, Varteig, Yven

Date of foundation: 1016

Population: 56 559

Sarpsborg. Auto and railway bridge, between 1900 and 1925
Auto and railway bridge, between 1900 and 1925
Sarpsborg. Church, between 1945 and 1960
Church, between 1945 and 1960
Sarpsborg. Factory, between 1900 and 1950
Factory, between 1900 and 1950
Sarpsborg. Jernbanegaten - Railway street, between 1945 and 1960
Jernbanegaten - Railway street, between 1945 and 1960
Sarpsborg. Lilletorget - Square with Olaf statue, between 1900 and 1950
Lilletorget - Square with Olaf statue, between 1900 and 1950
Sarpsborg. Market square, between 1900 and 1950
Market square, between 1900 and 1950
Sarpsborg. Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1950
Sarpsborg. Sykehuset - Hospital, between 1900 and 1950
Sykehuset - Hospital, between 1900 and 1950

History

The city was founded as Borg by the Viking King Olav Haraldsson (Saint Olaf) in 1016. It was burned to the ground by Swedish invaders in 1567 during the Northern Seven Years' War. Half the population was evacuated down the river to what is today known as Fredrikstad, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) downstream.

Much of the rebuilt town disappeared into the river Glomma during a 1702 mudslide. Again Borg was rebuilt, and it was recreated as a city in 1839, and separated from Tune as a municipality of its own.

The rural municipalities of Tune, Skjeberg, and Varteig were merged with the city on 1 January 1992. The population is steadily growing, and during the summer of 2005 it reached 50,000 inhabitants.

In 2016 the town celebrated its 1,000th anniversary, and the entire year was commemorated by a special programme that encouraged historic preservation within the town.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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