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Østfold grows fastest
The population of Norway grew with 2 800 persons in the 3rd quarter of 2000. With exception for the three northernmost, all counties had a population increase. Most of the total growth can be ascribed to the counties lying in the south-east of Norway and the Oslofjord region, while North Norway's population was reduced by approximately 900.
At the end of September this year Norways population reached 4,500,000.
Trondheim is approaching 150,000. Tromsø, Skien, Arendal and Sandefjord are also approaching round population figures.
The population statistics published today show that on 1 October 2000 there were 4,500,800 inhabitants in Norway. Never before have so many people lived in this country. In 1975 we hit the 4 million mark and since then the population has grown an average of 20,000 per year.
|Population in some Norwegian|
municipalities. 1 October 2000
The statistics is published with Population.