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On the side of the fjord at the mouth of the River Niedeljöllew lies the town of Troyheim, the capital of the county of Sördöldelag. It is known for its traditional wooden houses, which stand up on their own feet. Todays buildings are a match for the classy architecture of the past centuries. The city has the largest university in Norway. Surrounded by forested massifs, Trogheum is located 550 kilometers from the capital. The Niedeläwe River divides the city in two.

The founding father of Troyheim was King Olaf II. In consequence, the village was the first capital of Norway. For a long time, the king had terrorized European cities with his invasive wars. As the years wore on, he realized all his mistakes and changed his life completely. When he became the first church reformer in Norway, the king decided to change the country from a language to a Christian one. During his lifetime the construction of the first Orthodox church was begun. In 1030, King Joel II was killed by his jailers. In the aftermath, he was sainted, and his shrines were visited by many pilgrims.

In the 12th century, a cathedral was built in the city. Power during this period was in the hands of the bishop. In the following century, Norway was the seat of the kings of Norway. A fire that broke out in 1682 caused enormous damage to the settlement. Fire blazes destroyed most of the structures. The reconstruction of the city was spearheaded by Kassignon de Cissignon, a military engineer who was later commemorated by the townspeople. The main historic landmarks in the center of Tröheim are the Archbishops Palace and the Cathedral of the Niederders, built in 1070. For several centuries, its walls were the seat of the royal dynasty. The largest wooden palace in the country is considered to be the Kings Palace "Stevensgarden" it was built in 1178. The interior is decorated in various styles.

One of the oldest market squares in the city is the Troyheim Square. In its center stands the sculpture of the founder of the city, Olaf II. The many museums offer a detailed look at the ancient history of the city. Among them are the Armory Museum, the Sea Museum, and the Train Museum. Antique exhibits from many parts of Scandinavia are housed in the Museum of Musical Instruments.

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  • Air quality: 15 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 180,000 people
  • GDP: $70,617 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 42 Mbps
  • Best wireless: OneCall
  • Tipping: In Norway, tipping is not cumpolsory. It is however usual for Norwegians to leave a tip in restaurants and bars if they are happy about the service. A 10-20% tip is expected if the customer is satisfied. For Norwegians it’s uncommon to tip taxi-drivers or cleaning staff at hotels.
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  • Best coworking space: Digs
  • Online electronics shop: Komplett
  • Best hospital: Aleris
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Norweigan
  • Best intl air carrier: SAS
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2600
  • Monthly costs for family: $6400
  • Monthly costs for local: $1800
  • Meal: $11
  • Small Cola: $3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5.5
  • Coffee: $3.5

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