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Borge, Østfold

Borge Church

Borge is a parish and former municipality in Sarpsborg.

Contents

  • History 1
  • The name 2
  • References 3
  • Other sources 4
  • External links 5

History

The parish of Borge was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see Kråkerøy, Onsøy and Rolvsøy) was merged with the city of Fredrikstad January 1, 1994. Prior to the merger Borge had a population of 11,959.

Borge Church (Borge Kirke) was built in 1861. It was built of stone and has 270 seats. The church was restored during 1950. The first church built on the site was dedicated to St. Olav. Churches at this site have burned several times.[1]

The name

The municipality (originally the parish) was named after the farm Borge (hill fort'. (Remains of a such is, however, not found in the area.)

Roald Amundsen, Arctic explorer, was born in Borge.

References

  1. ^ (Borge menighet)Borge Kirke

Other sources

  • Dag Jukvam / Statistics Norway (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF). 

External links

  • Churches in Norway


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