Christmas Market in Røros
The perfect place to get in the Christmas spirit The colourful houses, glistening white snow and frost covered windows sets the perfect scene for the yearly Christmas Market, taking place between December 6th and 9th, 2018.
Røros has a long history and tradition for trade, art and craftsmanship, which all comes to life before the 2nd Sunday of Advent. We transform the charming streets of Røros into a magical Christmas Market filled with market stalls, Christmas food and traditional Christmas activities. In the heart of Bergstaden (the mountain town) you will be able to visit sixty different stalls and get the chance to enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides, Christmas carols and maybe even a visit to Santa.
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About Røros (Wikipedia)
Røros is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Røros. Some of the villages in Røros include Brekken, Glåmos, Feragen, Galåa, and Hitterdalen.
The mining town of Røros (the administrative centre of the municipality) is sometimes called Bergstaden which means “mountain town” due to its historical notoriety for copper mining. It is one of two towns in Norway that were historically designated “mining towns”, along with the “silver-town” of Kongsberg. The modern-day inhabitants of Røros still work and live in the characteristic 17th and 18th century buildings which have led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Røros has about 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards. Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance.
The 1,956-square-kilometre (755 sq mi) municipality is the 32nd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Røros is the 187th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 5,623. The municipality’s population density is 3.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.3/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 0.8% over the last decade.
The parish of Røros was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. On 1 January 1875, an unpopulated area of the neighboring municipality of Ålen was transferred to Røros. On 1 January 1926, Røros was split into four municipalities: Røros landsogn (population: 701), Brekken (population: 1,098), Glåmos (population: 983), and the town of Røros (population: 2,284).
During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the four municipalities of Glåmos (population: 700), Brekken (population: 964), Røros landsogn (population: 482), and the town of Røros (population: 3,063) were all reunited under the name Røros.
On 21 April 1989, an unpopulated part of Røros was transferred to Holtålen. On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Sør-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county
Røros Copper Works
In 1644, the general manager of the mine at Kongsberg gave permission to exploit one lode of copper in the mountains near Rauhaammaaren. Storvola and Gamle Storwartz became some of the company’s most important mines. Nordgruve, another important mining area, was situated to the north east of Røros.
In 1685, Røros discovered a considerable amount of associated silver mines. The mining activity lasted for about 40 years, and a total of 1,350 tons of sterling silver was mined. This provided considerable revenue for the Danish-Norwegian treasury to support Frederick IV. Built in the palace of Odense
Starting in 1740 and onwards was a period of greatness for the Røros Copper Works with several mines yielding well.
Due to the funding of the Oldenburg family royal family, the scale of the Leros silver mine and copper mining is expanding.
As the mine is close to Trondheim and at a lower latitude, the ore output is much higher than Scandinavia.
Other copper mines in Navia, such as the Swedish mines at higher latitudes. The rich income of the mining area also prompted the royal family to repeatedly ask for more mining scale.
Dynamite was utilized from 1870 and later drilling machines. The electrical generating station built high-tension power lines to supply the mines starting in 1897.
The Bessemer process was introduced at the end of the 1800s.
The Rørosbanen railway line was completed in 1877. High prices for both copper and zinc gave good results, but then the prices dropped and there were several years with large losses. After 333 years, mining activity in Røros ceased in 1977.
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