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Fredrikstad (; previously Frederiksstad; literally Fredrik's Town) is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Fredrikstad. The city of Fredrikstad was founded in 1567 by King Frederick II, and established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality of Glemmen was merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1964. The rural municipalities of Borge, Onsøy, Kråkerøy, and Rolvsøy were merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1994. The city straddles the river Glomma where it meets the Skagerrak. Along with neighboring Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad forms the fifth largest city in Norway: Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg. As of 1 January 2013, according to Statistics Norway, these two municipalities have a total population of 128,916 with 75,583 in Fredrikstad and 53,333 in Sarpsborg. Fredrikstad was built at the mouth of Glomma as a replacement after Sarpsborg (15 kilometres (9 miles) upstream) was burned down by the Swedes. Almost half the population of Sarpsborg stayed behind, and rebuilt their old town at its original site. The city centre is on the west bank of the Glomma, while the old town on the east bank is Northern Europe's best preserved fortified town. Fredrikstad used to have a large sawmill industry and was an important harbour for timber export, then later on shipbuilding, until the main yard was closed in the 1980s. The main industries are currently various chemical plants and other light industry. In 2005, Fredrikstad was the final host port for the Tall Ships' Race, attracting thousands to the city.

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Fredrikstad in Norway awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Fredrikstad. The nearest major city to Fredrikstad is Oslo. Oslo is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Vigeland Museum And Park, The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Opera House. Also, to reach Fredrikstad, you'll have to take a flight to Oslo; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Fredrikstad are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Fredrikstad*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fredrikstad

    Know the pollution level of Fredrikstad before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Fredrikstad: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fredrikstad for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fredrikstad.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Fredrikstad - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.72 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fredrikstad

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fredrikstad

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 101.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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