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Kråkerøy

Kråkerøy is an island and a former municipality in Østfold county, Norway.

The island of Kråkerøy was separated from Onsøy and Rolvsøy) merged with the city of Fredrikstad January 1, 1994. Prior to the merger Kråkerøy had a population of 7,445.

In 1948 Kråkerøy was the site of the Kråkerøy speech by then Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen, which became an important part of Norwegian political history.

The name

The Norse form of the name was Krákarøy. The first element is (probably) the genitive case of kráka meaning 'crow', the last element is øy meaning 'island'.

References

  • Kråkerøy at GEOnet Names Server


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