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Horten is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway,
located along the Oslofjord.
The town of Horten was separated from Borre as a municipality of its own in 1858.
Borre and Horten were (again) merged to one municipality January 1, 1988.
The name of the new united municipality was first Borre, but (after a referendum)
it was changed to Horten June 1, 2002.
The municipality also includes the villages Borre, Åsgårdstrand, Skoppum and Nykirke.
Newspaper - The local newspaper in Horten is named Gjengangeren,
and covers mostly local news.
It is also available online (see external links section)
Football - Horten has several footbal clubs.
The most successful and well known is Ørn Horten, which currently plays in the
Norwegian 3rd Division (Konica Minolta League).
Another Horten team, Falk, plays in the same league, while Borre and Gribb
plays further down in the leagues.
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