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Horten is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway—located along the Oslofjord. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Horten. The municipality also includes the town of Åsgårdstrand and the villages of Borre, Skoppum, and Nykirke.The town of Horten was separated from the municipality of Borre to become a municipality of its own in 1858. The neighboring municipalities of Borre and Horten were merged back together on 1 January 1988. The name of the new united municipality was first Borre, but after a referendum it was changed to Horten on 1 June 2002.The local newspaper in Horten is named Gjengangeren, and covers mostly local news. It is also available online (see external links section).General informationThe nearest train station in Horten is Skoppum. Skoppum is 1 hour and 10 minutes by train from Oslo Central station. By car Horten is reached by following E18 south, and is approx. 100km from Oslo. The nearest airport is Sandefjord Airport Torp which is located about 30 minutes by train south of Skoppum.NameThe town is named after the old Horten farm, since it is built on the same ground. The name seems to be the finite form of hort m 'bulge' . Several hills and mountains in Norway have the name Horten, and here it could be referring to the hill Brårudåsen lying in the middle of the town.Horten is in Horten Municipality. Add Horten and other destinations in Norway to your travel itinerary using our Norway day trip planning tool.
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