Monday, 20 October 2008

Drammen City - Norway

Drammen kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Drammen kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Drammen kommune
Buskerud within
Norway
Drammen within Buskerud
Drammen within Buskerud
Coordinates: 59°44′16″N 10°12′18″E / 59.73778, 10.205
Country Norway
County Buskerud
Municipality ID NO-0602
Administrative centre Drammen
Government
- Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H)
Area (Nr. 366 in Norway)
- Total 137 km² (52.9 sq mi)
- Land 135 km² (52.1 sq mi)
Population (2008)
- Total 60,145
- Density 421/km² (1,090.4/sq mi)
- Change (10 years) 8.2 %
- Rank in Norway 9
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language form Neutral
Demonym Drammenser [1]
Data from Statistics Norway
Website: www.drammen.kommune.no

Drammen is a city and municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway.

Drammen was established as a municipality 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality of Skoger was merged with Drammen 1 January 1964. (And then transferred from the county of Vestfold to the county of Buskerud.) There is also a town called Drammen in Wisconsin, named after the Norwegian city in 1877.

Source wikepedia


Drammen River

44 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Takker for det, men du.. det er scooterspor, og scooteren min står rett bak meg :-) Jeg også venter på Linky. Kanskje Master Klaus har sovnet :-)
Du presenterer så fine bilder fra Drammen. Hvorfor har ikke jeg sett alt dette de gangene jeg har vært der? Eller har det skjedd spes mye de siste to-tre årene?

Randi said...

Nydelig bilde av byen du bor i!! rene reklame bloggen for Drammen du. Du ska se det ligger penger i dette..hihihi

Nå vet jeg hvorfor bildene av dråpene ble så store...de var jo RAW format og det tenkte ikke jeg på når jeg skulle lagre dem.
Når jeg legger bilder ut i bloggen min, bruker jeg windows live writer, ett snedig program. Og da gjør jeg om størrelsene.

Louise said...

Wow! Who wouldn't want to visit your world! Nice photo.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo and we are off to a good start.

I always find something interesting here.

Troy and Martha

kjpweb said...

Wonderful and thank you for being on board! :)
Cheers, Klaus


P.S.: Please note for future MyWorld posts, enter name and country, which seems appropriate for a "World" Meme!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Interesting picture, I look forward to seeing more from your again next week.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful river. Norway is one country I KNOW I want to visit some day but for now I'll look forward to photos from you!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

well, I like what I see here of Norway Thank you for sharing, that looks like a great place to live

Reader Wil said...

Thanks John for showing us Drammen.Could you tell something about the history of Drammen and the location? Good luck!

Carletta said...

Beautiful!
I love the old architecture and the new as well in the background.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Drammen på sitt beste sier jeg hver gang du har et Drammens-bilde. Og det sier jeg no også! Fantastisk flott, John:))

RuneE said...

En nydelig fotene - plassert hely etter boken ;-)

PS Takk for hjelpen!

Rose said...

Your photo looks like it should be on a post card>

ewok1993 said...

Beautiful shot of Norway. Will see you next week for more of Norway.

April said...

Drammen is so beautiful! I love the architecture and the mural on one of the buildings. Wonderful photo!

Liz said...

Gosh, that looks unreal!

JC said...

Awesome shot! And that boat... I'd like to know more about that! I imagine there's a lot of energy doing its thing there. Very cool!

Denise BC said...

Hi, beautiful and a film image.
Hugs from Brazil

raf said...

Striking image from your world, John! Thank you. This new Teusday meme will be fun, no doubt.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Stunning.

Wren said...

What a great photo - thanks for introducing us to your world.

fishing guy said...

John: Welcome aboard, It is always fun to visit you and your neat camera work of Norway.

leslie said...

Beautiful photo, as usual. The more I see your photos the more I'm intrigued about visiting Norway.

leslie said...

Beautiful photo, as usual. The more I see your photos the more I'm intrigued about visiting Norway.

piedmontperspective said...

A beautiful image from your world!

Jeanne said...

I love the architecture and I love the near panoramic view with the water.

starnitesky said...

Beautiful part of the world.

babooshka said...

Absolutely lovely wide shot of a very pretty area.

Arija said...

Those of us in skywatch know your world is filled with beauty and I for one am glad to see more of it each week.

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great post and love the piccie

Rural Writer said...

Fantastic picture. I'd love to visit your part of the world.

evlahos said...

very interesting and beautiful place

Greyscale Territory said...

What a wonderful river shot! This post is a fascinating introduction to your world!

ArneA said...

Drammen was a surprise. A visit extended my knowledge that it was equivalent to Aass Brygeri
:)

Ida said...

Flott bidrag og veldig god reklame, både for byen din og landet vårt.
Dette må jo vekke reiselyst hos mange der ute... ;)

T and S said...

John : That's a spectacular way to start your My World post and a fantastic image to go along with it

Mar said...

Nice to visit Drammen for the first time!!
Your header is fantastic.

Agring said...

Wow! What a beautiful place to visit. Great shot!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is very impressive

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow! This is a really wonderful shot!

Coca Cutie said...

A beautiful world though your eyes!

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting, John. Thank you for sharing this with us - it brought Norway a little closer to those of us who are thousands of miles away.

DeeMom said...

Stunningly beautiful

WOW how neat to learn about so many places