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Honefoss
Hønefoss
Unincorporated city
Hønefoss and Storelva river seen from the air
Hønefoss and Storelva river seen from the air
Hønefoss is located in Buskerud
Hønefoss
Hønefoss
Location within Norway
Hønefoss is located in Norway
Hønefoss
Hønefoss
Hønefoss (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°10?N 10°18?E / 60.167°N 10.300°E / 60.167; 10.300
CountryNorway
CountyBuskerud
DistrictRingerike
MunicipalityRingerike
City status1852
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
(1 January 2007)[1]
 o Total13,930
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Hønefoss is a town and the administrative center of the municipality of Ringerike in Buskerud county, Norway. Hønefoss is an industrial center of inner Østlandet, containing several factories and other industry. As of 1 January 2008, Hønefoss has 14,177 inhabitants.[1] In 1852, Hønefoss received town status and was separated from Norderhov. In 1964, Hønefoss ceased being a separate municipality and became part of Ringerike.[2]

Etymology

The town is named after Hønefossen, a waterfall on the Begna River. The first element is the name of the old farm Hønen (Old Norse *Hoenvin), the last element is foss meaning 'waterfall'. The name of the farm is a compound of a word *hoen- (with an unknown meaning) and vin f 'meadow'.[3][4]

Location

Hønefoss is located 63 kilometres northwest by road from the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Hønefoss is situated north of Lake Tyrifjorden. At Hønefoss, the Begna flows together with the Randselva river just below Hønefossen forming the Storelva river which flows into Nordfjord, the upper west branch of Lake Tyrifjord. [5]

Transportation

European route E16 runs near Hønefoss on its way from Oslo to Bergen. Hønefoss is connected to Norwegian national road 35 (Rv 35) which passes within town limits. Norwegian National Road 7 from Granvin in Hordaland ends at Hønefoss.

Hønefoss Station is located at the intersection between the Bergen Line (Bergensbanen), the Randsfjord Line and the Roa-Hønefoss Line. The rail station was opened in 1868 when the Randsfjord Line was extended from Tyristand to Randsfjord. The current station building was put into operation in 1909, in connection with the opening of the Bergen Line between Oslo and Geilo.

Economy

Hønefoss is home to several factories and other industry, with Norske Skog Follum maintaining its headquarters in the city. Dating from 1873, Norske Skog Follum was one of the largest producers of newsprint in Europe. The paper mill closed in 2012.

Ringerikes Blad is a regional newspaper covering Ringerike, Hole and Jevnaker. Established in 1845, the newspaper is published daily in Hønefoss. As of 2006, the newspaper has a daily circulation of 12,684. the newspaper is an affiliation of the media company, Amedia.[6]

Climate

Climate data for Honefoss 2006-2017 (HØYBY, 140 m, extremes 2006-2017)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10
(50)
14
(57)
21
(70)
24
(75)
30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
29
(84)
24
(75)
18
(64)
15
(59)
12
(54)
33
(91)
Average high °C (°F) -1.2
(29.8)
-0.3
(31.5)
5.9
(42.6)
11.6
(52.9)
16.7
(62.1)
20.9
(69.6)
23.0
(73.4)
20.9
(69.6)
16.8
(62.2)
9.5
(49.1)
3.8
(38.8)
-0.5
(31.1)
10.6
(51.1)
Average low °C (°F) -7.4
(18.7)
-6.8
(19.8)
-3.2
(26.2)
0.8
(33.4)
5.6
(42.1)
9.8
(49.6)
12.5
(54.5)
11.2
(52.2)
7.7
(45.9)
2.7
(36.9)
-1.0
(30.2)
-5.9
(21.4)
2.2
(35.9)
Record low °C (°F) -26
(-15)
-25
(-13)
-19
(-2)
-7
(19)
-3
(27)
3
(37)
5
(41)
2
(36)
-3
(27)
-8
(18)
-16
(3)
-22
(-8)
-26
(-15)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.5
(1.83)
33.8
(1.33)
37.1
(1.46)
41.9
(1.65)
55.9
(2.20)
81.0
(3.19)
99.3
(3.91)
99.3
(3.91)
69.1
(2.72)
71.2
(2.80)
59.9
(2.36)
43.4
(1.71)
738.4
(29.07)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute eklima.met.no />

Sport

Cultural Attractions

Early Iron Age guild hall at Veien Cultural Heritage Park in Hønefoss

Ringerikes Museum (Ringerikes Museum) is located nearby in the former Norderhov Rectory. The museum is noted for its icon collection, its rune stones and its collection of the private belongings of Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. Jørgen Moe was a Norwegian author, who is best known for the Norske Folkeeventyr, a collection of Norwegian folk tales which he edited in collaboration with Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. It is affiliated with the Buskerud Museum (Buskerudmuseet).[9]

Buskerud Photography Archive (Buskerud fylkesfotoarkiv) is a central archive for photography and photo-historical material from Buskerud. The archives accommodates approx. 200,000 photographs dating from the 1850s. Buskerud fylkesfotoarkiv has shared office space with the Ringerikes Museum in Norderhov and is affiliated with the Buskerud Museum (Buskerudmuseet).[10]

Veien Cultural Heritage Park (Veien Kulturminnepark) is in located in Hønefoss. The park contains over 100 grave mounds from the Early Iron Age, as well as a reconstructed longhouse and a museum. It is affiliated with the Buskerud Museum (Buskerudmuseet).[11]

Ridder Farm (Riddergården) is located on the north side of Hønefoss. This had been a family farm dating to 1730. The farm was largely developed by Fredrik Ridder (1756-1798) who had inherited it from his father. This was also the home of the manager of the local sawmill for generations. Ringerike Municipality has managed the property since 1964 in associated with Ringerike Museum.[12]

Notable Residents

Leif Ragnar Dietrichson, 1925
  • Anders Andersen (1846 in Hønefoss - 1931) a saw mill worker and politician
  • Leif Dietrichson (1890 in Hønefoss - 1928) a Norwegian military officer and aviation pioneer
  • Karsten Alnæs (born 1938 in Hønefoss) an author, historian and journalist
  • Per Inge Bjørlo (born 1952) a sculptor, painter and graphic designer, lives in Hønefoss
  • Svein Olav Blindheim (born 1954) a jazz double bassist, composer and writer, lives in Hønefoss
  • Geir Lippestad (born 1964 in Hønefoss) a controversial lawyer, politician and social activist
  • Michele Waagaard (born 1980 in Hønefoss) a Thai model, pop star, actress and radio host
  • Lars Fredrik Frøislie (born 1981 in Hønefoss) a musician, plays keyboards and drums
  • Nils Bech (born 1981 in Hønefoss) a Norwegian singer
  • Amal Aden (born 1983) Somali-Norwegian writer, lived in Hønefoss since 2002
  • Emilie Marie Nereng (born 1995 in Hønefoss) blogger, musician and model
Anne Line Gjersem, 2018
Camilla Gjersem, 2015

Sport

See also

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2008". Statistics Norway. 2008. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Geir Thorsnæs. "Hønefoss". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Oluf Rygh (1897) «Norske Gaardnavne». 86. Hønen
  4. ^ Geir Thorsnæs. "Hønefossen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Lars Mæhlum. "Randselva". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Olav Garvik. "Amedia". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "-klubben historie". Hønefoss BK. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Ringerike Panthers". Ringerike Ishockeyklubb. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Ringerikes Museum". Stiftelsen Buskerudmuseet. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Buskerud Fylkesfotoarkiv". Stiftelsen Buskerudmuseet. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Veien Cultural Heritage Park". Stiftelsen Buskerudmuseet. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Riddergården". kulturminnesok. Retrieved 2017.

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Coordinates: 60°10?N 10°18?E / 60.167°N 10.300°E / 60.167; 10.300


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