List of urban areas in Norway by population


List of urban areas in Norway by population

This is a list of continuously built-up areas in Norway by population, with population numbers as of January 1, 2008.

Statistics Norway, who measures the population, uses the term "tettsted" (urban settlement or urban area), which is defined as a continuous built-up area with a maximum distance of 50 metres between residences. The continuously built-up areas in Norway (urban areas) with the highest population, according to Statistics Norway [cite paper | author=Statistics Norway | title=Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2008 | date=2008 | url=http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/02/01/10/beftett_en/tab-2008-06-20-01-en.html] , are:

# Oslo, 856,915 [Includes the neighboring municipalities Bærum, Asker, Skedsmo, Lørenskog and Oppegård in their entirety as well as parts of Røyken, Sørum, Nittedal, Rælingen and Ski.]
# Bergen, 223,593
# Stavanger/Sandnes, 185,913 [Includes the neighboring municipality Randaberg in its entirety as well as a part of Sola.]
# Trondheim, 156,794
# Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg, 100,458
# Drammen, 94,901 [Includes the neighboring municipality Nedre Eiker in its entirety as well as parts of Øvre Eiker, Lier and Røyken.]
# Skien/Porsgrunn, 86,342 [Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Bamble.]
# Kristiansand, 66,532
# Tromsø, 54,070
# Tønsberg, 46,862 [Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Nøtterøy.]
# Ålesund, 45,902 [Includes the neighboring municipality Sula in its entirety.]
# Haugesund, 42,112 [Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Karmøy.]
# Sandefjord, 40,596 [Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Larvik.]
# Moss, 40,309 [Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Rygge and Vestby.]
# Bodø, 36,073
# Arendal, 32,103 [Includes a small part of the neighboring municipality Grimstad.]
# Hamar, 29,808 [Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Ringsaker and Stange.]
# Larvik, 23,577
# Halden, 22,688
# Lillehammer, 19,922
# Harstad, 19,470
# Molde, 19,217
# Kongsberg, 18,565
# Gjøvik, 18,424
# Askøy, 18,054
# Horten, 17,966
# Mo i Rana, 17,750
# Kristiansund, 16,854
# Jessheim, 14,632
# Hønefoss, 14,177
# Narvik, 13,958
# Alta, 13,344
# Elverum, 13,295
# Ski, 12,934
# Askim, 12,884
# Drøbak, 12,239
# Steinkjer, 11,443
# Nesoddtangen, 11,420
# Kongsvinger, 11,394
# Leirvik, 11,342
# Vennesla, 11,289
# Stjørdalshalsen, 10,638
# Mandal, 10,512
# Grimstad, 10,454
# Egersund, 10,226
# Råholt, 9,778
# Åkrehamn/Vedavågen, 9,756
# Mosjøen, 9,699
# Knarrevik/Straume, 9,391
# Bryne, 9,339

ee also

*List of municipalities of Norway by population
*List of cities in Norway
*List of cities in Sweden by population
*List of cities in Denmark by population
*List of cities in Scandinavia by population
*List of metropolitan areas by population

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