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Tinn kommune
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County Telemark
Landscape
Municipality NO-0826
Administrative centre Rjukan
Mayor (2005) Erik Haatvedt (Ap)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 28
2,045 km²
1,854 km²
0.63 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 155
6,420
0.14 %
-5.6 %
3/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.tinn.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/0826)

Tinn is a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. It borders to the north with Nore og Uvdal, to the east with Notodden, Hjartdal and Seljord, and to the west with Vinje.

Tinn stretches deeply into the Hardangervidda landscape. One landmark in Tinn is the 1883 metre tall Gaustatoppen, climbed each year by 30,000 people. On clear days it is possible to see one sixth of Norway from its summit. In 2004, construction began to make Gaustatoppen a winter resort.

Krossobanen is the oldest aerial tramway in Northern Europe. It was built in 1928 as a gift from Norsk Hydro.

The waterfall Rjukanfossen allowed construction of Vemork, the largest power station in the world in 1911. The station has become a museum where one can explore the history of the energy and see exhibits about the industrial development in Norway and at Rjukan, the municipality center of Tinn.

The museum is most famous for its presentation of Rjukan's war history. During World War II, Vemork was the site of the Norwegian heavy water sabotage, when Norwegian saboteurs prevented the Germans from producing atomic weapons from the heavy water which was produced here. The exhibit "Atomkappl°pet" ("The nuclear race") presents the four heavy water actions and the allied efforts to develop a nuclear bomb.


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Telemark coat of arms

Bamble |  | Drangedal | Fyresdal | Hjartdal | Krager° | Kviteseid | Nissedal | Nome | Notodden | Porsgrunn | Sauherad | Seljord | Siljan | Skien | Tinn | Tokke | Vinje

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