Orkanger

Orkanger is a small town in the municipality of Orkdal, Norway, located at the tip of Orkdalsfjorden. Combined with Fannrem it constitutes the biggest town of Sør-Trøndelag county outside of Trondheim, the county capital. Orkanger is Orkdal's political and commercial centre. The surrounding area used to be a separate municipality, which was separated from Orkdal on July 1, 1920 but reunited January 1, 1963. Just north of Orklanger lays the port of Thamshavn. Until 1974 Orkanger had a station on the Thamshavnbanen railway, and between 1908 and 1949 there was a steam ship service to Trondheim with D/S Orkla "Orkanger" is comprised of the name "Ork", stemming from Orkelsjøen (Orkel lake) from which the river Orkla runs, and "anger" of the Old Norse meaning "narrow (fjord)". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkanger Norway is one of the Nordic countries, occupying the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula, with a total area of 323 878 sq km. It is bordered by the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea in the west, Russia, Finland and Sweden in the east, and the Skagerrak (an arm of the North Sea) in the south. Most of the country consists of mountains and plateaus. Forests are found almost as far north as Nordkapp (the North Cape). Norway's temperate climate is the result of the warming Gulf Stream. Summers are remarkably mild for the latitude, while winters are long and very cold, often with plenty of snow. Rainfall is very heavy in the west. Norway is a country of socio-economic equality with a high standard of living and a homogeneous population. Apart from Oslo and adjacent suburbs, there are no metropolitan cities in Norway. Norwegians usually live in small communities with well developed road, air and ferry communication. Many communities are built up around one major business or industrial enterprise. The sea along the coast is rich in natural resources like oil and fish. Graphic sourced with thanks from www.orklauk.com/

15 °C


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Wind2.52 m/s
Cloudiness100 %
Temperature (min/max)14/16 °C
Pressure1020 hpa
Humidity81 %
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