Østfold grows fastest
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Population and population change1 October 2000



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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.

 Excess of births, net migration and population growth, by quarter. 1990-2000


 Net migration. Internal and from abroad, as a percentage of population. County. 3rd quarter 2000


 Excess of births and net migration as a percentage of population. County. 3rd quarter 2000

We are now 4.5 millionOpen and readClose

At the end of September this year Norways population reached 4,500,000.

 Population. 1900-2000

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
Asker49 612
Lørenskog29 753
Skedsmo39 081
Sandefjord                               39 667
Stokke9 589
Nøtterøy19 795
Skien49 716
Arendal39 523
Farsund9 675
Trondheim149 998
Fauske9 670
Tromsø59 842