Kristiansand, the gateway to Norway

15 July 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  10 minutes

Odderøya Lighthouse © Philip Gabrielsen

Odderøya Lighthouse © Philip Gabrielsen

Kristiansand is a city, municipality and the county capital of Vest-Agder county in Southern Norway. Kristiansand municipality is the 5th largest in Norway with a population of 83,000 as of 1 April 2011. The Kristiansand urban area, entirely located in the municipality, had a population of 68,000 on 1 January 2009, and is thus the 8th largest urban area in Norway. In addition, the Norwegian Statistical Bureau counts that there are 4 other densely populated areas in the municipality: Skålevik (Flekkerøy) with a population of 2,635, Strai (Torridal) with a population of 1,332, Justvik with a population of 1,613 and Tveit with a population of 1,390 citizens (January 2009).   read more…

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