List of urban areas in Norway by population

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Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway

This is a list of urban areas in Norway by population, with population numbers as of January 1, 2013. For a list on cities in Norway please see List of cities in Norway by population.

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. The continuously built-up areas in Norway (urban areas) with the highest population, according to Statistics Norway,[1] are:

Rank Urban area Population County
1 Oslo 951,581 [2] Oslo/Akershus/Buskerud
2 Bergen 245,600 Hordaland
3 Stavanger/Sandnes 237,852 [3] Rogaland
4 Trondheim 235,758 Sør-Trøndelag
5 Kristiansand 155,648 [4] Vest-Agder
6 Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg 125,797 Østfold
7 Drammen 96,563 [5] Buskerud
8 Skien 72,537 Telemark
9 Tromsø 69,116 Troms
10 Tønsberg 47,465 [6] Vestfold
11 Ålesund 47,772 [7] Møre og Romsdal
12 Haugesund 42,850 [8] Rogaland
13 Moss 41,725 [9] Østfold
14 Sandefjord 40,817 [10] Vestfold
15 Bodø 36,482 Nordland
16 Arendal 32,439 [11] Aust-Agder
17 Hamar 30,015 [12] Hedmark
18 Larvik 23,899 Vestfold
19 Halden 22,986 Østfold
20 Lillehammer 20,097 Oppland
21 Harstad 19,519 Troms
22 Molde 19,353 Møre og Romsdal
23 Kongsberg 18,809 Buskerud
24 Gjøvik 18,707 Oppland
25 Askøy 18,326 Hordaland
26 Horten 18,211 Vestfold
27 Mo i Rana 17,894 Nordland
28 Kongsvinger 17,361 Hedmark
29 Kristiansund 17,002 Møre og Romsdal
30 Jessheim 15,349 Akershus
31 Hønefoss 14,292 Buskerud
32 Narvik 13,927 Nordland
33 Alta 13,583 Finnmark
34 Elverum 13,541 Hedmark
35 Askim 13,137 Østfold
36 Ski 12,876 Akershus
37 Drøbak 12,420 Akershus
38 Nesoddtangen 11,599 Akershus
39 Steinkjer 11,538 Nord-Trøndelag
40 Leirvik 11,424 Hordaland
41 Vennesla 11,409 Vest-Agder
42 Stjørdalshalsen 10,779 Nord-Trøndelag
43 Grimstad 10,668 Aust-Agder
44 Mandal 10,494 Vest-Agder
45 Egersund 10,397 Rogaland
46 Råholt 10,226 Akershus
47 Åkrehamn/Vedavågen 9,946 Rogaland
48 Mosjøen 9,629 Nordland
49 Bryne 9,627 Rogaland
50 Knarrevik/Straume 9,409 Hordaland
51 Namsos 9,358 Nord-Trøndelag
52 Førde 9,248 Sogn og Fjordane
53 Ålgård/Figgjo 9,144 Rogaland
54 Levanger 8,924 Nord-Trøndelag
55 Brumunddal 8,890 Hedmark
56 Osøyro 8,772 Hordaland
57 Ås 8,543 Akershus
58 Notodden 8,474 Telemark
59 Florø 8,448 Sogn og Fjordane
60 Søgne 8,425 Vest-Agder
61 Verdalsøra 7,631 Nord-Trøndelag
62 Kleppe/Verdalen 7,348 Rogaland
63 Orkanger/Fannrem 6,982 Sør-Trøndelag
64 Fetsund 6,914 Akershus
65 Hammerfest 6,807 Finnmark
66 Kopervik 6,752 Rogaland
67 Holmestrand 6,595 Vestfold
68 Kløfta 6,584 Akershus
69 Malvik 6,554 Sør-Trøndelag
70 Ørsta 6,495 Møre og Romsdal
71 Raufoss 6,341 Oppland
72 Lillesand 6,330 Aust-Agder
73 Indre Arna 6,296 Hordaland
74 Kvernaland 6,098 Rogaland
75 Fauske 5,938 Nordland
76 Vestby 5,934 Akershus
77 Jørpeland 5,930 Rogaland
78 Tananger 5,888 Rogaland
79 Mysen 5,881 Østfold
79 Nærbø 5,881 Rogaland
81 Vossevangen 5,860 Hordaland
82 Åmot/Geithus 5,859 Buskerud
83 Flekkefjord 5,837 Vest-Agder
84 Volda 5,739 Møre og Romsdal
85 Stavern 5,732 Vestfold
86 Sandnessjøen 5,711 Nordland
87 Hommersåk 5,703 Rogaland
88 Finnsnes/Silsand 5,602 Troms
89 Tranby 5,577 Buskerud
90 Melhus 5,401 Sør-Trøndelag
91 Fevik 5,394 Aust-Agder
92 Kragerø 5,334 Telemark
93 Ulsteinvik 5,251 Møre og Romsdal
94 Odda 5,059 Hordaland
95 Vadsø 5,057 Finnmark
96 Rotnes 5,032 Akershus
97 Knarvik 4,849 Hordaland
98 Spydeberg 4,789 Østfold
99 Sortland 4,612 Nordland
100 Risør 4,535 Aust-Agder

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Norway (2009). Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2009. 
  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 Songdalen and Vennesla.
  5. ^ Includes the neighboring municipality Nedre Eiker in its entirety as well as parts of Øvre Eiker, Lier and Røyken.
  6. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Nøtterøy.
  7. ^ Includes the neighboring municipality Sula in its entirety.
  8. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Karmøy.
  9. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Rygge and Vestby.
  10. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Larvik.
  11. ^ Includes a small part of the neighboring municipality Grimstad.
  12. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Ringsaker and Stange.