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Østfold - NO031

EU regions: NORGE > Norway > Sør-Østlandet > Østfold

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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201788
number of inhabitants2019297 520
population density201875.7
old-age dependency ratio201930.1

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demographic pyramid NO031 Østfold

From wikipedia:

Østfold [²œstfɔl] (listen) is a county in southeastern Norway, bordering Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Buskerud and Vestfold are on the other side of Oslofjord. The county's administrative seat is Sarpsborg.

Many manufacturing facilities are situated here, such as the world's most advanced biorefinery, Borregaard in Sarpsborg. Fredrikstad has shipyards. There are granite mines in Østfold and stone from these were used by Gustav Vigeland.

The county slogan is „The heartland of Scandinavia“. The local dialect is characterized by its geographical proximity to Sweden.

The name

The old name of the Oslofjord was Fold; Østfold means 'the region east of the Fold' (see also Vestfold). The name was first recorded in 1543; in the Middle Ages the name of the county was Borgarsysla 'the county/sýsla of the city Borg (now Sarpsborg)'. Later, when Norway was under Danish rule, the Danish king divided the area into many baronies.

other: Sør-Østlandet, Østfold, Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark

neighbours: Västra Götaland County, Värmland County, Akershus


Current statistics

October 2020: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 222242, of which 74476 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.1 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.4 % (12.1 %), Revúca 21.3 % (11.2 %), Kežmarok 18.9 % (9.4 %), Rožňava 17.4 % (9.0 %), Sabinov 16.7 % (8.1 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 3.8 %, Bratislava I 4.1 %, Hlohovec 4.2 %, Ilava 4.5 %, Trenčín 4.5 %