Bjerkaker

Bjerkaker is a neighborhood in the city of Tromsø in Tromsø Municipality in Troms county, Norway. It is located on the southern tip of the island of Tromsøya. Before 1 July 1955, Bjerkaker was part of the former municipality of Tromsøysund. Each summer, the Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival is held at Telegrafbukta in Bjerkaker.

In April 2003, about 40 people met up at Bjerkaker school and founded an informal Sør-Tromsøya Borough Council.[2] A list of the members can be found on their Web pages.[3]

The German battleship Tirpitz was sunk by British bombers between Bjerkaker and Håkøya in 1944.

Bjerkaker
Neighboorhood in Tromsø
Bjerkaker is located in Troms
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Location in Troms
Bjerkaker is located in Norway
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Bjerkaker (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°37′56″N 18°55′13″E / 69.63222°N 18.92028°ECoordinates: 69°37′56″N 18°55′13″E / 69.63222°N 18.92028°E
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms
DistrictMidt-Troms
MunicipalityTromsø Municipality
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9006 Tromsø

Media gallery

Telegrafbukta tromso

View of Telegrafbukta in southern Bjerkaker

Midnattssolindrehavn

Midnight sun over Bjerkaker

References

  1. ^ "Bjerkaker" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  2. ^ "Sør-Tromsøya bydelsråd etablert". Tromsø Kommune. April 2003.
  3. ^ Protokoll 2012
Folkeopplysningsprisen

Folkeopplysningsprisen is a Norwegian prize awarded annually by Voksenopplæringsforbundet, the Norwegian Association for Adult Learning (NAAL), since 1998, in connection with the "Education days for adults", formerly "Week of Adult Learning".

According to the statutes, the prize is awarded to "individuals, groups, organizations or institutions for efforts beyond the ordinary, over time, to create conditions and incentives for emancipation, cooperation, growth and development through knowledge. Efforts should be founded on humanistic grounds. The purpose of the prize is to encourage democratization of knowledge, communication of knowledge, and to increase opportunities for participation and interaction, reflection and the use of one's own personal experience.The Scandinavian term folkeopplysning (Danish/Norwegian) consists of folk ("people") and opplysning ("enlightenment"). Together with the Swedish synonym folkbildning, it can be considered close to the concepts of popular education, liberal education, and community education. The learning ideal is rooted in the thoughts of the Age of Enlightenment and Rousseau's concept of popular sovereignty. It is often traced back to N. F. S. Grundtvig's folk high school movement in Denmark in the 1840s and the use of study circles in Swedish labour- and temperance movements in the very beginning of the 20th century (1902). The connection to democratic ideas is considered important in folkeopplysning, with enlightenment taken as a foundation for democracy.

Jono El Grande

Jono El Grande (born July 29, 1973) is the stage name of Jon Andreas Håtun.

Jono El Grande is an autodidactic Norwegian composer, band leader, guitarist and conductor. He is the leader of Norway Symphony Orchestra. He cites as his major sources of influence Captain Beefheart, '60s Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Igor Stravinsky and Art Rock. Jono El Grande claims that his extreme mixture of genres and timbres is a result of his musical vision: moving away from the traditional concept of 'music as a result of social processes'.Although Jono El Grande is enjoying modest growth on the European avant-garde scene, he is most well known in his own country for his eccentric and amusing performance art/dada-inspired live shows. In 2000 he formed The Jono El Grande Orchestra, renamed Jono El Grande & The Luxury Band in 2005.

Jono El Grande has released six albums, Utopian Dances (Krusedull Prod. - 1999), Fevergreens (Rune Grammofon - 2003), Neo Dada (Rune Grammofon - 2009), "Phantom Stimulance" (Rune Grammofon - 2010), The Choko King (Rune Arkiv - 2011) and "Melody Of A Muddled Mason" (Rune Grammofon - 2015), in addition to contribute with compositions on other projects (both Rune Grammofons anniversary albums Money Will Ruin Everything 1 & 2" and on Wire Tapper #21", the avant-garde music magazine The Wire's 21st edition of their CD series). Jono El Grande served as festival composer for Happy Days 2007, presented by Ny Musikk, the Norwegian section of ISCM – International Society For Contemporary Music. He also became a member of Norwegian Society Of Composers fall 2010. He played at the Zappanale #22 (August 2011) and world premiered a new orchestral piece for the Bergen located sinfonietta orchestra BIT20 Ensemble December 2011. In 2014 he wrote and released the classical piece "Til Anbjørg" (For Anbjorg) for his late wife. In November 2014 he world premiered a new piece for Trondheim Sinfonietta at Rockheim in Trondheim.He is also one of the godfathers of Leah Isadora Behn, the daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.In 2017 he married designer and visual artist Ingunn Birkeland.

Tromsø

Tromsø (Norwegian pronunciation: [²trʊmsœ] (listen); Northern Sami: Romsa; Finnish: Tromssa; Kven: Tromssa) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø. Outside Norway, Tromso and Tromsö are alternative spellings of the name.

Tromsø lies in Northern Norway. The 2,521-square-kilometre (973 sq mi) municipality is the 18th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Tromsø is the 9th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 75,638. The municipality's population density is 30.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (79/sq mi) and its population has increased by 15.9% over the last decade. It is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the third largest north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world (following Murmansk and Norilsk). Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island of Tromsøya, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. In 2017, the city of Tromsø had a population of about 65,000 people spread out over Tromsøya and parts of Kvaløya and the mainland. Tromsøya is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge.

The municipality is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. Tromsø is even milder than places much farther south of it elsewhere in the world, such as on the Hudson Bay and in Far East Russia, with the warm-water current allowing for both relatively mild winters and tree growth in spite of its very high latitude.

The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The city is a cultural centre for its region, with several festivals taking place in the summer. Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge of the electronica duo Röyksopp and Lene Marlin grew up and started their careers in Tromsø. Noted electronic musician Geir Jenssen also hails from Tromsø.

Tromsø (city)

Tromsø (Norwegian pronunciation: [²trʊmsœ] (listen); Northern Sami: Romsa; Finnish: Tromssa; Kven: Tromssa) is a city in Tromsø Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The city is the administrative centre of the municipality as well as the administrative centre of Troms county. The Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland is and its Bishop are based at the Tromsø Cathedral in the city. The city is located on the island of Tromsøya which sits in the Tromsøysundet strait, just off the mainland of Northern Norway. The mainland suburb of Tromsdalen is connected to the city centre on Tromsøya by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel. The suburb of Kvaløysletta on the island of Kvaløya is connected to the city centre by the Sandnessund Bridge.

The 21.25-square-kilometre (5,250-acre) town has a population (2017) of 64,448 which gives the town a population density of 3,033 inhabitants per square kilometre (7,860/sq mi). The city centre (on Tromsøya) has a population of 38,980. The mainland borough of the city, Tromsdalen, has a population of 16,787 and the suburb of Kvaløysletta on the island of Kvaløya has a population of 8,681. The most populous town north of Tromsø in Norway is Alta, with a population of 15,094 (2017), making Tromsø a very large city for this vast rural northern part of Norway. It is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the third largest north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world (following Murmansk and Norilsk).

The city's largest workplaces are the University of Tromsø (UiT) and University Hospital of North Norway. The Norwegian Polar Institute also has its headquarters in Tromsø. The Northern Lights Observatory was established in 1928, and two companies affiliated with the Kongsberg Gruppen collect satellite data from space using the observatory. The fishing industry is very important. Norway's Norges Råfisklag and Norges sjømatråd (seafood council) both have their headquarters in Tromsø. Sparebanken Nord-Norge also has its headquarters in the city. Furthermore, "Skatt nord", an agency of the Norwegian Tax Administration is based here too.

The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. Tromsø is even milder than places much farther south of it elsewhere in the world, such as on the Hudson Bay and in Far East Russia, with the warm-water current allowing for both relatively mild winters and tree growth in spite of its very high latitude.

The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The city is a cultural centre for its region, with several festivals taking place in the summer. Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge of the electronica duo Röyksopp and Lene Marlin grew up and started their careers in Tromsø. Noted electronic musician Geir Jenssen also hails from Tromsø.

Tromsøysund

Tromsøysund is a former municipality in Troms county in Norway. The 1,596-square-kilometre (616 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality encompassed most of what is now Tromsø Municipality including areas on the island of Kvaløya and on the mainland. It completely surrounded the city of Tromsø, both on a number of islands as well as on the mainland. The municipality included the villages of Bjerkaker, Tromsdalen, and Movik. The administrative centre was the village of Tromsdalen, just across the strait from the city of Tromsø.

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