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Rjukan town center; in between tall, steep mountain slopes
Metal cows beside the bridge in Vemork, decorated with electric lamps

Rjukan is a city in Norway.[1] It is in the county of Telemark. The town had 3,386 people living there in January 2007.

Between September and March, Rjukan is in the shadow of the mountains and does not get sunlight.

Geology[change | change source]

The city lies in a narrow valley.

History[change | change source]

Rjukan became a city in 1996.[1]

In 2013, large mirrors were placed on the mountainside to reflect the sun into the town square.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://kommunal-rapport.no/artikkel/byer_i_norge
  2. Stefan Nordberg. "Inklämda byn som får solljuset från speglar Archived 2015-07-13 at the Wayback Machine" Ny Teknik, 22 October 2013. Accessed: 15 May 2016
  3. Harriet Alexander. "Norwegian town places mirrors on hillsides to shine light into valley" The Daily Telegraph, 23 October 2013. Accessed: 15 May 2016

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