Population of Cities in Norway (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
44
10,000 to 100,000
  • Oslo
  • Bergen
  • Trondheim
  • Stavanger
  • Drammen
  • Fredrikstad
  • Kristiansand
  • Sandnes
  • Tromso
  • Sarpsborg
  • Skien
  • Alesund
  • Sandefjord
  • Haugesund
  • Tonsberg
  • Moss
  • Porsgrunn
  • Bodo
  • Arendal
  • Hamar
  • Ytrebygda
  • Larvik
  • Halden
  • Steinkjer
  • Harstad
  • Lillehammer
  • Molde
  • Mo i Rana
  • Kongsberg
  • Horten
  • Gjovik
  • Askoy
  • Kristiansund
  • Narvik
  • Lillestrom
  • Honefoss
  • Ski
  • Elverum
  • Askim
  • Jessheim
  • Alta
  • Stjordalshalsen
  • Drobak
  • Kongsvinger
  • Leirvik
  • Vennesla
  • Nesoddtangen
  • Mandal
  • Mosjoen
  • Grimstad

The most western of the Scandinavian countries, Norway is famous for its spectacular fjords and glaciers, as well as its Viking history. Its capital city of Oslo is situated on the country's southern coast, and Norway's Viking heritage continues to be celebrated in the city, which is the location of the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum (where Viking ships from the ninth century are on display). Oslo has a population of 673,469 residents in the city and around 1.7 million in the metropolitan area. In addition to being Norway's most populous city, it is also the administrative and economic center of the country.

The city of Bergen, on Norway's west coast, is the second-largest in the country, with a population of 280,216 in the city and 420,000 in the metropolitan area. Perhaps surprisingly given its location, Bergan has a relatively mild climate, even in winter. In fact, there can be a temperature difference of up to thirty degrees Celsius between Bergen and Oslo – this is due to the Gulf Stream that keeps Bergan's coastal waters quite warm and the surrounding mountains that help protect the city from cold winds. In addition to being a popular tourist destination, Bergen is also a center of business (particularly the shipping and petroleum industries), finance and higher education.

Norway has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 44 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Norway is Oslo, with a population of 580,000 people.

Oslo

Oslo is the economic and governmental center of Norway.

580,000

Bergen

Bergen is an international center for aquaculture, shipping, the offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology.

213,585

Trondheim

Trondheim functions as the seat of the County Mayor of Tr�ndelag county.

147,139

Stavanger

Stavangeris a city and municipality in Norway.

121,610

Drammen

Drammen is the capital of the county of Buskerud.

90,722

Fredrikstad

Fredrikstad was built at the mouth of Glomma to replace Sarpsborg, which was burned down by the Swedish Army in the 1500s

72,760

Kristiansand

The Kristiansand area has been inhabited since prehistoric times and, in 1996, the well-preserved skeleton of a woman dating to approximately 6500 BC was discovered near the city.

63,814

Sandnes

Sandnes is the third largest urban area in Norway.

63,032

Tromso

The city center of Troms� contains the highest number of old wooden houses in northern Norway.

52,436

Sarpsborg

In Norse times the city was called Borg, which means 'castle'.

52,159

Name 2018 Population Location
Oslo580,000Map
Bergen213,585Map
Trondheim147,139Map
Stavanger121,610Map
Drammen90,722Map
Fredrikstad72,760Map
Kristiansand63,814Map
Sandnes63,032Map
Tromso52,436Map
Sarpsborg52,159Map
Skien50,595Map
Alesund44,096Map
Sandefjord42,654Map
Haugesund40,321Map
Tonsberg38,914Map
Moss34,492Map
Porsgrunn34,377Map
Bodo34,073Map
Arendal30,916Map
Hamar29,479Map
Ytrebygda24,044Map
Larvik23,113Map
Halden21,970Map
Steinkjer20,000Map
Harstad19,433Map
Lillehammer19,096Map
Molde18,594Map
Mo i Rana17,853Map
Kongsberg17,667Map
Horten17,660Map
Gjovik17,596Map
Askoy17,224Map
Kristiansund16,785Map
Narvik14,114Map
Lillestrom14,000Map
Honefoss13,678Map
Ski12,513Map
Elverum12,490Map
Askim12,482Map
Jessheim12,365Map
Alta12,077Map
Stjordalshalsen11,416Map
Drobak11,363Map
Kongsvinger11,181Map
Leirvik11,028Map
Vennesla10,931Map
Nesoddtangen10,911Map
Mandal10,143Map
Mosjoen9,636Map
Grimstad9,561Map
Egersund9,502Map
Namsos9,035Map
Sogne9,000Map
Raholt8,593Map
Forde8,510Map
Brumunddal8,441Map
Levanger8,411Map
Notodden8,306Map
Floro8,230Map
Bryne8,006Map
As7,961Map
Saeveland7,736Map
Verdal7,154Map
Hammerfest6,788Map
Sogndal6,700Map
Kopervik6,507Map
Fetsund6,441Map
Malvik6,419Map
Orsta6,337Map
Holmestrand6,135Map
Indre Arna6,117Map
Lillesand6,081Map
Raufoss6,052Map
Fauske5,953Map
Klofta5,942Map
Tananger5,817Map
Sandnessjoen5,778Map
Hommersak5,692Map
Flekkefjord5,615Map
Stavern5,593Map
Voss5,571Map
Tranby5,552Map
Jorpeland5,537Map
Mysen5,516Map
Volda5,376Map
Odda5,359Map
Vestby5,330Map
Kragero5,158Map
Vadso5,139Map
Ulsteinvik5,103Map
Akrehamn5,018Map
Hermansverk2,000Map