Glomma

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Glomma / Glåma
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The course of the Glomma
EtymologyOld Norse, Glaumr, from raumr: "noise," "racket"
Location
CountryNorway
Physical characteristics
SourceAursund
 - locationRøros, Trøndelag, Norway
 - coordinates62°37′06″N 11°48′11″E / 62.61833°N 11.80306°E / 62.61833; 11.80306
 - elevation690 m (2,260 ft)
MouthFredrikstad
 - locationFredrikstad, Østfold, Norway
 - coordinates59°13′04″N 10°55′51″E / 59.21778°N 10.93083°E / 59.21778; 10.93083Coordinates: 59°13′04″N 10°55′51″E / 59.21778°N 10.93083°E / 59.21778; 10.93083
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length621 km (386 mi)
Basin size42,000 km2 (16,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average720 m3/s (25,000 cu ft/s)
 - maximum4,700 m3/s (170,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftVorma
 - rightRena
Designation
Official nameGlomådeltaet
Designated12 November 2010
Reference no.1954[1]

Glomma is the longest river in Norway. It is 598 kilometres (372 miles)[2] long. It runs from Aursund to Fredrikstad.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Glomådeltaet". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. "how long is Glomma-Google Search". how long is Glomma-Google Search. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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