10 Informative Facts About Drammen

Facts About Drammen

Facts About Drammen

  1. Aass Brewery is the oldest surviving brewery in Norway and has won acclaim for both its beer and its well-conserved building. Founded in 1834.
  2. Drammen is currently divided into eight districts: Åssiden, Austad-Fjell, Bragernes, Gulskogen, Konnerud, Skoger, Strømsø-Danvik & Tangen-Åskollen.
  3. The municipality of Drammen was established on 1 January 1838.
  4. Drammen is twinned with: Kolding, Denmark; Lappeenranta, Finland; Burgas, Bulgaria; Stykkishólmur, Iceland & Örebro, Sweden.
  5. The Old Norse form of the city’s name was Drafn, and this was originally the name of the inner part of Drammensfjord. The fjord is, however, probably named after the river Drammenselva, and this again is derived from drǫfn f ‘wave’.
  6. Drammen is a city and municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway.
  7. Drammen is the main city for car and fruit import in Norway.
  8. The population of Drammen is 64 776, as of 2019.
  9. The Drammen Spiral is a road tunnel that allows access to the Skansen Ridge, 180 m above the town. It opened in 1961 on the site of a former quarry.
  10. Bragernes Torg is the largest town square in Norway and one of the largest in the Nordics
Facts About Drammen
Facts About Drammen

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