List of urban areas in Norway by population

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This is a list of urban areas in Norway by population, with population numbers as of 1 January 2013. For a list of towns and cities in Norway, see this link.

Statistics Norway, the governmental organisation with the task of measuring the Norwegian population, uses the term tettsted (literally "dense place"; meaning urban settlement or urban area), which is defined as a continuous built-up area with a maximum distance of 50 metres between residences unless a greater distance is caused by public areas, cemeteries or similar reasons. The continuously built-up areas in Norway (urban areas) with the highest population are:[1]

Rank Urban area Population County
1 Oslo 925,228[2] Oslo/Akershus/Buskerud
2 Bergen 247,731 Hordaland
3 Stavanger/Sandnes 203,771[3] Rogaland
4 Trondheim 169,972 Sør-Trøndelag
5 Drammen 110,503[4] Buskerud
6 Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg 106,758 Østfold
7 Porsgrunn/Skien 90,621 Telemark
8 Kristiansand 58,662 Vest-Agder
9 Tønsberg 49,735[5] Vestfold
10 Ålesund 49,528[6] Møre og Romsdal
11 Moss 44,449[7] Østfold
12 Sandefjord 41,934[8] Vestfold
13 Arendal 41,703[9] Aust-Agder
14 Haugesund 40,152[10] Rogaland
15 Bodø 38,973 Nordland
16 Tromsø 32,774 Troms
17 Hamar 26,004 [11] Hedmark
18 Halden 24,410 Østfold
19 Larvik 23,523 Vestfold
20 Askøy 21,438 Hordaland
21 Harstad 20,429 Troms
22 Molde 20,229 Møre og Romsdal
23 Kongsberg 18,809 Buskerud
24 Lillehammer 19,465 Oppland
25 Gjøvik 19,454 Oppland
26 Horten 18,907 Vestfold
27 Mo i Rana 18,358 Nordland
28 Kristiansund 18,002 Møre og Romsdal
29 Tromsdalen 16,071 Troms
30 Korsvik 15,893 Vest-Agder
31 Jessheim 15,367 Akershus
32 Hønefoss 14,966 Buskerud
33 Alta 14,272 Finnmark
34 Ski 14,114 Akershus
35 Narvik 14,094 Nordland
36 Elverum 14,081 Hedmark
37 Askim 13,696 Østfold
38 Leirvik 13,478 Hordaland
39 Drøbak 13,244 Akershus
40 Osøyro 12,195 Hordaland
41 Nesoddtangen 12,195 Akershus
42 Steinkjer 12,084 Nord-Trøndelag
43 Vennesla 12,055 Vest-Agder
44 Grimstad 12,012 Aust-Agder
45 Arna 11,722 Hordaland
46 Kongsvinger 11,694 Hedmark
47 Råholt 11,411 Akershus
48 Lommedalen 11,349 Akershus
49 Egersund 11,279 Rogaland
50 Stjørdalshalsen 11,139 Nord-Trøndelag
51 Bryne 9,627 Rogaland
52 Åkrehamn/Vedavågen 10,540 Rogaland
53 Mandal 10,523 Vest-Agder
54 Ålgård/Figgjo 10,357 Rogaland
55 Knarrevik/Straume 10,302 Hordaland
56 Førde 10,099 Sogn og Fjordane
57 Mosjøen 9,665 Nordland
58 Brumunddal 9,405 Hedmark
59 Levanger 9,256 Nord-Trøndelag
60 Ås 9,194 Akershus
61 Søgne 8,876 Vest-Agder
62 Notodden 8,825 Telemark
63 Florø 8,677 Sogn og Fjordane
64 Namsos 8,282 Nord-Trøndelag
65 Kleppe/Verdalen 8,240 Rogaland
66 Kopervik 8,038 Rogaland
67 Kvaløysletta 7,976 Troms
68 Verdalsøra 7,906 Nord-Trøndelag
69 Orkanger/Fannrem 7,812 Sør-Trøndelag
70 Hammerfest 7,568 Finnmark
71 Fetsund 7,497 Akershus
72 Kløfta 7,170 Akershus
73 Lillesand 7,043 Aust-Agder
74 Kvernaland 6,969 Rogaland
75 Raufoss 6,962 Oppland
76 Ørsta 6,858 Møre og Romsdal
77 Holmestrand 6,823 Vestfold
78 Malvik 6,660 Sør-Trøndelag
79 Jørpeland 6,640 Rogaland
80 Nærbø 6,623 Rogaland
81 Mysen 6,321 Østfold
82 Tananger 6,152 Rogaland
83 Åmot/Geithus 6,132 Buskerud
84 Volda 6,114 Møre og Romsdal
85 Fauske 6,061 Nordland
86 Vossevangen 6,053 Hordaland
87 Hommersåk 6,042 Rogaland
88 Ulsteinvik 6,033 Møre og Romsdal
89 Flekkefjord 5,950 Vest-Agder
90 Sandnessjøen 5,930 Nordland
91 Melhus 5,894 Sør-Trøndelag
92 Bekkelaget 5,864 Hedmark
93 Stavern 5,659 Vestfold
94 Tranby 5,512 Buskerud
95 Rotnes 5,491 Akershus
96 Kragerø 5,446 Telemark
97 Sætre 5,248 Buskerud
98 Spydeberg 5,246 Østfold
99 Knarvik 5,207 Hordaland
100 Førdesfjorden 5,178 Rogaland

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Norway (2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2013". 
  2. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Bærum, Asker, Skedsmo, Lørenskog, Oppegård, Røyken, Sørum, Nittedal, Rælingen and Ski.
  3. ^ Includes major parts of the neighboring municipality Sandnes and Randaberg, as well as approximately half of Sola.
  4. ^ Includes the neighboring municipality Nedre Eiker in its entirety as well as parts of Øvre Eiker, Lier and Røyken.
  5. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Nøtterøy.
  6. ^ Includes the neighboring municipality Sula in its entirety.
  7. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Rygge and Vestby.
  8. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Larvik.
  9. ^ Includes a small part of the neighboring municipality Grimstad.
  10. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Karmøy.
  11. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Ringsaker and Stange.