Røros (1980)

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The history of Røros, which stands in a mountainous setting, is linked to the copper mines: they were developed in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977. Completely rebuilt after its destruction by Swedish troops in 1679, the city has some 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards. Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance. 

Norway 1975. Roros Church.

Norway 1997. Roros Church

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Other World Heritage Sites in Norway (on this web site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Norway-Section for further information about the individual properties. 

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