Magnor is a village in Eidskog Municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. The village is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the border with Sweden. The village lies along the Norwegian National Road 2 and the Kongsvingerbanen railway line. The municipal centre, Skotterud lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the northwest of Magnor and the Swedish village of Charlottenberg lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the southeast of Magnor.[3]

Magnor
Village
View of Magnor, with the old train station on the left and Magnor Glassverk on the right
View of Magnor, with the old train station on the left and Magnor Glassverk on the right
Magnor is located in Innlandet
Magnor
Magnor
Location of the village
Magnor is located in Norway
Magnor
Magnor
Magnor (Norway)
Coordinates: 59°57′03″N 12°12′05″E / 59.95092°N 12.20151°E / 59.95092; 12.20151Coordinates: 59°57′03″N 12°12′05″E / 59.95092°N 12.20151°E / 59.95092; 12.20151
CountryNorway
RegionEastern Norway
CountyInnlandet
DistrictVinger
MunicipalityEidskog Municipality
Area
 • Total1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total918
 • Density679/km2 (1,760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
2240 Magnor

The 1.35-square-kilometre (330-acre) village has a population (2021) of 918 and a population density of 679 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,760/sq mi).[1]

The village is known as a production site for glass, made at Magnor Glassverk (lit. Magnor Glass Works) and also for the production of aluminium, made at Hydro Extrusion Norway.[4]

During the border wars in the middle of the 17th century, there were fortifications in the area. In 1914, the famous Peace Monument was built in Magnor. It was designed by the Swedish architect Lars Johan Lehming and funded by the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society to celebrate the peaceful dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway in 1905.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2021). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Magnor, Eidskog". yr.no. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (1 November 2021). "Magnor". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Sapa Extrusion Magnor".