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Moss is a coastal town and a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Moss. The city of Moss was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality of Jeløy was merged with the city on 1 July 1943.Its administrative district covers areas east of the town, such as the island of Dillingøy in the lake Vansjø. Parts of the town are located on the peninsula of Jeløy. Moss city has 30,723 inhabitants (2012).NameThe Old Norse form of the name was Mors. It may be derived from an old root mer- which means to "divide" or "split".The adjacent topography shares similar etymology: Mosse-elva. Mosse -"marsh-river-border"+ Elva -"see Elbe, Elver Old Norse for river" The name is thought to be very old and the meaning of it is not clear. Mosse-sundet. Mosse-"marsh-river-border"+ Sundet (Moss channel). Mosse-herred. Mosse-"marsh-river-border"+ Herred -"Court" akin to hort(us,en), "garden," from PIE *ghr-ti-, from base *gher- "to grasp, enclose" (see yard) Actually "Moss county".HistoryArcheological finds suggest that there were settlements in the area more than 7,000 years ago and continuously through the Iron Age, Viking Age, through to modern times. During the Viking era, the place was known as Varna (forne, vorne, front-protection?) and was the site of a cooperative for battleships held by local warlords on behalf of the king.
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Nesparken
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Roed Farm
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Moellebyen Industrial Centre
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Hidden gems in Moss

Konventionsgarden ©
Garden
Konventionsgarden
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Sondre Jeloy landskapsvernsomrade ©
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Sondre Jeloy landskapsvernsomrade
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Moss Museum of Town and Industry ©
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Moss Museum of Town and Industry
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Galleri Henrik Gerner ©
Art Gallery
Galleri Henrik Gerner
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Moss

Moss/Kunst/Ramme ©
Art Museum
Moss/Kunst/Ramme
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Galleri Kraft og Metallum
Art Gallery
Galleri Kraft og Metallum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
ViDa Glas
Art Gallery
ViDa Glas
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Moss Kunstgalleri
Art Gallery
Moss Kunstgalleri
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Moss

Bytarnet ©
Historic Site
Bytarnet
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
BeeTechShop
Historic Walking Area
BeeTechShop
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Jeloey Church
Church
Jeloey Church
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Moss church ©
Church
Moss church
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Moss

Tronvikstranda ©
Outdoor Activity
Tronvikstranda
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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