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 2017. 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 1,000,467[2] Oslo/Akershus/Buskerud
2 Bergen 255,464 Hordaland
3 Stavanger / Sandnes 222,697[3] Rogaland
4 Trondheim 183,378 Trøndelag
5 Drammen 117,510[4] Buskerud
6 Fredrikstad / Sarpsborg 112,464 Østfold
7 Skien / Porsgrunn 93,065 Telemark
8 Kristiansand 63,441 Vest-Agder
9 Ålesund 52,625 Møre og Romsdal
10 Tønsberg 51,887[5] Vestfold
11 Moss 47,008[6] Østfold
12 Haugesund 44,873[7] Rogaland
13 Sandefjord 44,046 Vestfold
14 Arendal 43,396[8] Aust-Agder
15 Bodø 41,215 Nordland
16 Tromsø 39,762 Troms
17 Hamar 27,665 [9] Hedmark
18 Halden 25,551 Østfold
19 Larvik 24,357 Vestfold
20 Askøy 23,438 Hordaland
21 Kongsberg 22,047 Buskerud
22 Harstad 20,977 Troms
23 Molde 20,957 Møre og Romsdal
24 Gjøvik 20,549 Oppland
25 Lillehammer 20,536 Oppland
26 Horten 20,469 Vestfold
27 Ski 19,506[10] Akershus
28 Mo i Rana 18,866 Nordland
29 Jessheim 18,726 Akershus
30 Kristiansund 18,412 Møre og Romsdal
31 Korsvik 17,464 Vest-Agder
32 Tromsdalen 16,787 Troms
33 Hønefoss 15,662 Buskerud
34 Alta 15,094 Finnmark
35 Elverum 14,887 Hedmark
36 Narvik 14,261 Nordland
37 Askim 14,259 Østfold
38 Leirvik 14,171 Hordaland
39 Osøyro 13,601 Hordaland
40 Drøbak 13,409 Akershus
41 Råholt 13,156[11] Akershus
42 Vennesla 12,920[12] Vest-Agder
43 Grimstad 12,899 Aust-Agder
44 Nesoddtangen 12,803 Akershus
45 Steinkjer 12,744 Trøndelag
46 Stjørdalshalsen 12,737 Trøndelag
47 Kongsvinger 12,014 Hedmark
48 Bryne 11,961[13] Rogaland
49 Egersund 11,519 Rogaland
50 Kopervik 11,434 Rogaland
51 Lommedalen 11,327 Akershus
52 Ålgård/Figgjo 11,308[14] Rogaland
53 Knarrevik/Straume 10,988 Hordaland
54 Mandal 10,851 Vest-Agder
55 Førde 10,315 Sogn og Fjordane
56 Ås 10,110 Akershus
57 Levanger 10,008 Trøndelag
58 Brumunddal 10,006 Hedmark
59 Arna 9,753 Hordaland
60 Mosjøen 9,841 Nordland
61 Søgne 9,259 Vest-Agder
62 Notodden 9,077 Telemark
63 Florø 8,677 Sogn og Fjordane
64 Namsos 8,282 Trøndelag
65 Kleppe/Verdalen 8,240 Rogaland
66 Åkrehamn 7,715 Rogaland
67 Kvaløysletta 7,976 Troms
68 Verdalsøra 7,906 Trøndelag
69 Orkanger/Fannrem 7,812 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 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 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 (2017). "Population and land area in urban settlements". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Includes parts of the neighbouring 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 neighbouring municipality Nøtterøy.
  6. ^ Includes parts of the neighbouring municipalities Rygge and Vestby.
  7. ^ Includes a part of the neighbouring municipality Karmøy.
  8. ^ Includes a small part of the neighbouring municipality Grimstad.
  9. ^ Includes parts of the neighbouring municipalities Ringsaker and Stange.
  10. ^ Includes parts of the neighbouring municipality Ås.
  11. ^ Includes parts of the neighbouring municipalities Eidsvold and Ullensaker.
  12. ^ Includes parts of the neighbouring municipality Kristiansand.
  13. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Klepp and Time.
  14. ^ Includes parts of the neighboring municipalities Sandnes and Gjesdal.