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Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Fredrikstad.The city of Fredrikstad was founded in 1567 by King Frederick II, and established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality of Glemmen was merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1964. The rural municipalities of Borge, Onsøy, Kråkerøy, and Rolvsøy were merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1994.The city straddles the river Glomma where it meets the Skagerrak. Along with neighboring Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad forms the fifth largest city in Norway: Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg. As of 1 January 2017, according to Statistics Norway, these two municipalities have a total population of 135,347 with 80,207 in Fredrikstad and 55,140 in Sarpsborg.Fredrikstad was built at the mouth of Glomma as a replacement after Sarpsborg (15km upstream) was burnt down by the Swedish Army in the 1500s. Some of the citizens stayed behind and rebuilt their old town at its original site and got their city status back in 1839.Fredrikstad is in Fredrikstad Municipality. Our Norway attractions planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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