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Trondheim is a city and municipality in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.
The city of Trondheim was established as a municipality January 1, 1838.
The rural municipalities of Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda and Tiller
were merged with Trondheim on January 1, 1964.
Although the region had been inhabited for thousands of years,
the city of Trondheim was founded in 997.
It was frequently used as the seat of the king, and was capital of Norway
In the Middle Ages, Trondheim was the site of several battles,
including the battle between King Sverre and Erling Skakke, in 1179.
The city has experienced several major fires the most devastating in 1651 and 1681.
The 1651 fire destroyed 90% of the buildings in Trondheim, and the 1681
fire led to a total reconstruction of the city.
Trondheim is a Norwegian center of education, technical and medical research
with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and
The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research located in the city.
NTNU has about 25,000 students. With 165,191 inhabitants (as of 01.01.2008),
Trondheim is Norway's third largest municipality, as well as the centre of the
fourth largest urban area, with a population of approximately 152,800.
As of 2008, the Trondheim Region, a statistical metropolitan area,
has a population of 255,320.
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