TRONDHEIM – Third largest city of Norway
Trondheim is the third largest city of Norway in terms of population and area. The city is proud to be the Administrative Center of its county of Sør-Trøndelag. The beauty of the city is enhanced due to the fact that it is located on the South Shore of river Nidelva with an outstanding harbor and protected condition. River Nidelva is a small river and is also the attraction point for many tourists. The total population of the city is almost 170,000 people. Vikings King Olav Tryggvason named the city as Kaupangen which means “a place for marketing or trading” in the year of 997.
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When talking about the most highlighted, prominent and famous things of the city we came to know something interesting. Unlike many other cities of the Norway whose reason of publicity are their beauty, recreational activities and adventurous sports, this city has something different and progressive. The city is well-known for having highly advanced research centers, universities, schools and other scientific institutions. As a matter of fact we can say that the city of Trondheim is the home of numerous technology and research oriented institutions.
The city has the famous university of Science and Technology named as “Norwegian University of Science and Technology or NTNU”. NTNU facilitates the public research activities and is the second largest university of Norway. It also offers variety of other courses like engineering in different fields, study of social sciences and even study of arts. It is often said that Norwegian University of Science and Technology is one of the prominent reason who is highlighting the importance of Trondheim.
The largest independent research center in Scandinavia is also located in Trondheim. It is named as SINTEF. The Norwegian for SINTEF is Stiftelsen for industriellogtekniskforskning which means the “The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research”.SINTEF is responsible for supporting about more than two thousand researches from Norway and overseas.
The city is also not only about technology institutions and research centers. It is additionally a city brimming with different contrasts, with cloister ruins, noteworthy wooden structures, bright wharves, and a lovely city bridge which is red-painted over to the year 1861. The city offers its tourists to enjoy the history of the country by visiting different museums in the city. For adventuress people, the city has a lot to offer. For example on the south side of the city and approximately two hours of drive, there is mountain range where one can satisfy his desire of adventure by hiking and skiing.
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Trondheim fjord has its own attractions, either one could simply look over the water from a warm pool at Pirbadet (the country’s biggest indoor swimming pool) or one could be out swimming at Munkholmen (the little island with a cloister is one of the fjord’s most remarkable historic points). After visiting the famous places, one could simply judge why this city is amazing and charming.