Kolvereid – The Smallest City in Norway

Kolvereid ‘High Street’ on a calm Sunday afternoon.

With its 1.601 inhabitants, Kolvereid is the smallest city in Norway. It is the administrative center of Nærøy municipality in Nord-Trøndelag County, located in the middle of Norway.

Kolvereid has a position as trading center for several municipalities in the Outer Namdal district. The city can offer a cultural center, cinema, gymnasium and an outdoor sports arena, two newspapers (Ytringen and Namdalsavisa), shops, swimming pool and a church, as well as shipyards and a cement industry.

Even in Norway’s smallest city, you will find urban street art

Every summer, a week-long festival named Kolvereid Days is held. The market offers food, hand craft, concerts and competitions, and ‘Citizen of the Year’, an enthusiast who has done something positive for the local community, is announced.

Kolvereid is located in the Folda fjord which is known for its abundance of fish and is a favorite spot for anglers.

In 2002, Kolvereid was granted city status, and is still Norway’s smallest city.

Text and photos by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

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Categories: Central Norway, Travel

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