Facts About Kristiansand
The city was founded by and named after Danish King Kristian IV in 1641.
Kristiansand Cathedral was completed in 1885. It was designed by architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer.
Kristiansand Zoo was founded in 1964 and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway.
Kristiansand city is the fifth-largest city in Norway, and the municipality is the sixth-largest in Norway
The Kristiansand area has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
The arms of Kristiansand were granted on 8 December 1909 and are based on the oldest seal of the city, dating from 1643.
Two major rivers, the Otra and the Tovdalselva flow into the Skagerrak at Kristiansand.
Kristiansand is twinned with: Gdynia, Poland; Hjørring, Denmark; Kerava, Finland; Letchworth, United Kingdom; Münster, Germany; Orléans, France; Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Reykjanesbær, Iceland; Trollhättan, Sweden & Walvis Bay, Namibia.
On 1 January 2020, the three neighboring municipalities of Kristiansand, Songdalen, and Søgne will be merged to form one large municipality called Kristiansand.
The Population of Kristiansand is 93,205, as of 2019.
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