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The city Trondheim in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, has 151,408 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002.

Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway, located in the geographical center of the country. NTNU (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet -- Norwegian University of Science and Technology) is located here, the university of technology and science.

Trondheim was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in AD 997. In the beginning it was the seat of the king, and therefore, for a time, the capital of Norway. Leif Ericson,the discoverer of the Americas,lived one year here in ca. year 1000 as a member of the Pretorian guard around king Tryggvason. Located at the mouth of the river "Nidelven" This due to the favorable harbour and sheltered condition. The river used to be deep enough for most boats in the middle ages. An avalance of mud and stones partly ruined these favorable harbour-conditions in the mid 17th century.

Two of Norway's greatest tourist attractions are Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace[?]. They are located side by side, in the middle of historic Trondheim.

Traditionally, the Nidaros Cathedral is the center for the country's royal crowning ceremonies, where heirs to the throne are officially anounced as the nation's new king, following the death of the previous monarch.

Trondheim is the home of the soccer team Rosenborg B.K. with success nationally as well as internationally.

Many early Internet users first heard of Trondheim from the tagline "This server is located in Trondheim, Norway" on the famous FTP search site ftpsearch.ntnu.no.

The local newspaper is Adresseavisen, the oldest newspaper in Norway (since 1776).

External Links

  • AllTheWeb (http://www.alltheweb.com/) is the current location of ftpsearch

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