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 1 January 2015. 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 958,378[2] Oslo/Akershus/Buskerud
2 Bergen 250,420 Hordaland
3 Stavanger/Sandnes 210,874[3] Rogaland
4 Trondheim 175,068 Sør-Trøndelag
5 Drammen 113,534[4] Buskerud
6 Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg 108,636 Østfold
7 Porsgrunn/Skien 91,737 Telemark
8 Kristiansand 60,583 Vest-Agder
9 Ålesund 50,917[5] Møre og Romsdal
10 Tønsberg 50,806[6] Vestfold
11 Moss 45,586[7] Østfold
12 Haugesund 43,909[8] Rogaland
13 Arendal 42,690[9] Aust-Agder
14 Sandefjord 42,650[10] Vestfold
15 Bodø 39,750 Nordland
16 Tromsø 33,883 Troms
17 Hamar 26,533 [11] Hedmark
18 Halden 24,895 Østfold
19 Larvik 23,715 Vestfold
20 Askøy 22,311 Hordaland
21 Kongsberg 21,342 Buskerud
22 Harstad 20,770 Troms
23 Molde 20,602 Møre og Romsdal
24 Horten 20,164 Vestfold
25 Gjøvik 19,935 Oppland
26 Lillehammer 19,733 Oppland
27 Mo i Rana 18,679 Nordland
28 Kristiansund 18,379 Møre og Romsdal
29 Korsvik 16,820 Vest-Agder
30 Jessheim 16,595 Akershus
31 Tromsdalen 16,302 Troms
32 Hønefoss 15,277 Buskerud
33 Ski 14,680[12] Akershus
34 Elverum 14,596 Hedmark
35 Alta 14,542 Finnmark
36 Narvik 14,324 Nordland
37 Askim 14,003 Østfold
38 Leirvik 13,994 Hordaland
39 Drøbak 13,405 Akershus
40 Osøyro 12,592 Hordaland
41 Nesoddtangen 12,442 Akershus
42 Vennesla 12,391[13] Vest-Agder
43 Steinkjer 12,341 Nord-Trøndelag
44 Grimstad 12,283 Aust-Agder
45 Råholt 12,217[14] Akershus
46 Arna 12,132 Hordaland
47 Kongsvinger 11,969 Hedmark
48 Stjørdalshalsen 11,725 Nord-Trøndelag
49 Bryne 11,569[15] Rogaland
50 Egersund 11,473 Rogaland
51 Lommedalen 11,448 Akershus
52 Kopervik 11,365 Rogaland
53 Ålgård/Figgjo 10,956[16] Rogaland
54 Mandal 10,725 Vest-Agder
55 Knarrevik/Straume 10,667 Hordaland
56 Førde 10,216 Sogn og Fjordane
57 Mosjøen 9,735 Nordland
58 Ås 9,687 Akershus
59 Levanger 9,637 Nord-Trøndelag
60 Brumunddal 9,478 Hedmark
61 Søgne 9,147 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 Åkrehamn 7,715 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 (2015). "Population and land area in urban settlements, 1 January 2015". 
  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 the neighboring municipality Sula in its entirety.
  6. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Nøtterøy.
  7. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Rygge and Vestby.
  8. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Karmøy.
  9. ^ Includes a small part of the neighboring municipality Grimstad.
  10. ^ Includes a part of the neighboring municipality Larvik.
  11. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Ringsaker and Stange.
  12. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipality Ås.
  13. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipality Kristiansand.
  14. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Eidsvold and Ullensaker.
  15. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Klepp and Time.
  16. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Sandnes and Gjesdal.