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About Kongsvinger municipality

Kongsvinger is the commercial and regional centre in southern Hedmark. The municipality has approximately 17 400 inhabitants and approximately 12 000 of these live in the town of Kongsvinger.

The town originated as a centre for trade in connection with the building of Kongsvinger fortress in the 17th century. The fortress was finished in 1682. Today the well preserved fortress is a landmark, looking over the town and the river Glomma which runs through the town centre.

Kongsvinger is situated centrally in the eastern part of the municipality, with travelling distances under 1 hour to Gardermoen and just over 1 hour to Oslo.  Kongsvinger is a border municipality to Sweden and a communication junction with classified road, bus and railway connections to Oslo, Stockholm, and Trondheim to the north. We are also ideally placed with regard to IT communication with a greatly developed infrastructure in this field.

Official statistics about Kongsvinger: Statistics Norway - SSB

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