Rena, Norway

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Center of Rena

Rena is a small town in eastern Norway. It is the administrative centre of Åmot municipality in the Norwegian county of Hedmark. Rena is a rural town situated at the meeting point of Glomma (Norway's longest river) and Rena rivers (a tributary to Glomma).

Its population was 2,263 in 2017.[1] There is a train station of the Røros Line in Rena.

A campus (modern school building and student dormitories) of Hedmark University College is located there. There are two Chinese restaurants, a public cinema, and several hotels.

The valley of Østerdalen, where it lies, is a mountainous and forested area used by the military for special forces training; the Norwegian army's Rena military camp is located nearby. The surrounding area has several lakes, forests and rivers.

Rena is the starting point of both the Birkebeinerrennet ski race and the Birkebeinerrittet Mountain bike race.

Just northeast if Rena is the Rena Military Camp, Norway's largest military camp.[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Rena include:

Climate[edit]

Rena has a subarctic climate (Dfc) although it has some of the warmest summer days in Norway. Winters are very cold and snowy.

Climate data for Rena-Haugedalen 1961-1990, extremes 1954-1998
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
10.1
(50.2)
16.6
(61.9)
23.4
(74.1)
28.5
(83.3)
34.0
(93.2)
31.5
(88.7)
33.0
(91.4)
26.8
(80.2)
18.7
(65.7)
11.3
(52.3)
8.4
(47.1)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) −7.1
(19.2)
−4.4
(24.1)
2.4
(36.3)
7.8
(46.0)
15.2
(59.4)
20.2
(68.4)
20.9
(69.6)
18.9
(66.0)
13.3
(55.9)
6.6
(43.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
−5.7
(21.7)
7.3
(45.1)
Average low °C (°F) −15.6
(3.9)
−14.6
(5.7)
−9.6
(14.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.0
(33.8)
5.9
(42.6)
7.6
(45.7)
6.3
(43.3)
2.9
(37.2)
−0.6
(30.9)
−7.7
(18.1)
−13.4
(7.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
Record low °C (°F) −41.1
(−42.0)
−40.2
(−40.4)
−34.9
(−30.8)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−10.0
(14.0)
−5.2
(22.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−12.0
(10.4)
−17.8
(0.0)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−41.1
(−42.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 50
(2.0)
38
(1.5)
40
(1.6)
42
(1.7)
62
(2.4)
78
(3.1)
90
(3.5)
79
(3.1)
85
(3.3)
80
(3.1)
67
(2.6)
55
(2.2)
766
(30.1)
Average precipitation days 10.1 7.8 8.4 7.5 10.3 11.4 12.6 12.2 11.4 11.4 10.9 10.4 124.4
Source: Met Norway Eklima

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.citypopulation.de/php/norway-hedmark.php?cityid=1141
  2. ^ Toler, Aric (November 6, 2018). "Open Source Monitoring of NATO Trident Juncture Exercises". Bellingcat. The Rena Camp is the largest military camp in Norway, and is located just northeast of the small Norwegian town of Rena.
  3. ^ "Rena Military Camp". KORO / Public Art Norway. Rena, which is Norway’s largest military camp, was completed in 1997.

Coordinates: 61°08′N 11°22′E / 61.133°N 11.367°E / 61.133; 11.367