Rena, Norway

Rena is the administrative centre of Åmot Municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. The village is located at the confluence of the rivers Glomma (Norway's longest river) and Rena (a tributary to Glomma). It is located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of the village of Åsta and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of the village of Koppang. The 2-square-kilometre (490-acre) village has a population (2021) of 2,216 and a population density of 1,107 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,870/sq mi).[1]

Rena
Village
View of the village centre
View of the village centre
Rena is located in Innlandet
Rena
Rena
Location of the village
Rena is located in Norway
Rena
Rena
Rena (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°07′56″N 11°22′18″E / 61.13222°N 11.37156°E / 61.13222; 11.37156Coordinates: 61°07′56″N 11°22′18″E / 61.13222°N 11.37156°E / 61.13222; 11.37156
CountryNorway
RegionEastern Norway
CountyInnlandet
DistrictØsterdalen
MunicipalityÅmot Municipality
Area
 • Total2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,216
 • Density1,107/km2 (2,870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
2450 Rena

The Rena Campus of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences is located in Rena. It has a modern school building plus student dormitories at this site. There are also two Chinese restaurants, a public cinema, and several hotels in the village. Åmot Church is also located in the village as well. Rena is the starting point of both the Birkebeinerrennet ski race and the Birkebeinerrittet Mountain bike race.

The village lies within the Østerdalen valley which is a mountainous and forested area. The surrounding area has several lakes, forests and rivers. Just northeast of Rena is the Rena Military Camp, Norway's largest military camp.[3][4] This area is used by the military for special forces training.

ClimateEdit

Rena has a subarctic climate (Dfc) although it has some of the warmest summer days in Norway. Winters are very cold and snowy.

Climate data for Rena-Haugedalen 1961-1990, extremes 1954-1998
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
10.1
(50.2)
16.6
(61.9)
23.4
(74.1)
28.5
(83.3)
34.0
(93.2)
31.5
(88.7)
33.0
(91.4)
26.8
(80.2)
18.7
(65.7)
11.3
(52.3)
8.4
(47.1)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) −7.1
(19.2)
−4.4
(24.1)
2.4
(36.3)
7.8
(46.0)
15.2
(59.4)
20.2
(68.4)
20.9
(69.6)
18.9
(66.0)
13.3
(55.9)
6.6
(43.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
−5.7
(21.7)
7.3
(45.1)
Average low °C (°F) −15.6
(3.9)
−14.6
(5.7)
−9.6
(14.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.0
(33.8)
5.9
(42.6)
7.6
(45.7)
6.3
(43.3)
2.9
(37.2)
−0.6
(30.9)
−7.7
(18.1)
−13.4
(7.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
Record low °C (°F) −41.1
(−42.0)
−40.2
(−40.4)
−34.9
(−30.8)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−10.0
(14.0)
−5.2
(22.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−12.0
(10.4)
−17.8
(0.0)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−41.1
(−42.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 50
(2.0)
38
(1.5)
40
(1.6)
42
(1.7)
62
(2.4)
78
(3.1)
90
(3.5)
79
(3.1)
85
(3.3)
80
(3.1)
67
(2.6)
55
(2.2)
766
(30.1)
Average precipitation days 10.1 7.8 8.4 7.5 10.3 11.4 12.6 12.2 11.4 11.4 10.9 10.4 124.4
Source: Met Norway Eklima

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2021). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Rena, Åmot". yr.no. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  3. ^ Toler, Aric (6 November 2018). "Open Source Monitoring of NATO Trident Juncture Exercises". Bellingcat. The Rena Camp is the largest military camp in Norway, and is located just northeast of the small Norwegian town of Rena.
  4. ^ "Rena Military Camp". KORO / Public Art Norway. Rena, which is Norway’s largest military camp, was completed in 1997.