Synonyms for maridalsvannet or Related words with maridalsvannet
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() is a lake in Maridalen, Oslo, Norway. It is the largest lake in the municipitality of Oslo, and serves as the main drinking water supply for the city. The lake drains via the river Akerselva to the Oslofjord. The primary inflows are Skjærsjøelva and Dausjøelva. The Hammeren Hydroelectric Power Station exploits the fall from Skjærsjøen to
Hakkloa is a regulated lake in Nordmarka in Oslo, Norway. Hakkloa drains through the river Hakkloelva to the lake Bjørnsjøen, and further to Skjærsjøen and
Canoeing, kayaking, rowing and sailing in rivers, lakes, and ocean are allowed. Motorised boats are only permitted in salt water. All waters are open for swimming - with the exception for lakes that are drinking water reservoirs (see for instance
Skjærsjøen is a regulated lake in Nordmarka, Oslo, Norway. It drains through the river Skjærsjøelva to
, and also via tubes to the Hammeren Hydroelectric Power Station. It is regulated by the dam Skjærsjødammen from 1890.
There are several lakes in Nordmarka, which are used as a supply for drinking water, largest of these is the
. Svarttjernshøgda in Jevnaker is the highest point in Nordmarka, at a height of 717 m.
The church was built in the 13th century and is now a ruin. The church is named after Margaret of Antioch. It was located in Maridalen, close to the northern end of lake
. Gerhard Fischer led the restoration in 1934. Today it is the best preserved medieval building in Oslo next to the Old Aker Church.
Akerselva or Akerselven () is a river which flows through Oslo. It starts at
in Oslomarka, and follows the urban areas Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka, Oslo centre and Grønland, whereby it finally ends at Paulsenkaien and Oset in Bjørvika. The river is considered to be a part of the Nordmarkvassdraget, and has the watercourse number 006.Z. The entire river is about long, and has a difference in elevation between source and mouth of approximately .
Akerselven is "Oslo’s green lung”; many parks and nature trails are to be found by its path, from Grønland to
. A walk from along Akerselven from the rural Frysja down through the different parts of Oslo all the way down to the city centre is an amazing experience and a walk through the history of Oslo. Salmon run and spawn in the upper part of the river.
Oslo occupies an arc of land at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord. The fjord, which is nearly bisected by the Nesodden peninsula opposite Oslo, lies to the south; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains. There are 40 islands within the city limits, the largest being Malmøya (), and scores more around the Oslofjord. Oslo has 343 lakes, the largest being
(). This is also a main source of drinking water for large parts of Oslo.
Tschudi was mostly active with buying and selling land in Aker, now a part of Oslo. In 1898 he bought the 400-acre farm Øvre Høybråten, which was parceled out in 1905. Solemskogen near
was bought in 1897 and parceled out in 1903, in addition he parceled out Økern as well. Tschudi was also active in Bærum. In 1912 he bought Vestre Haslum, which soon was split in 360 lots and sold. The area was nicknamed Tschudimarka.
Maridalen is a valley situated just north of Oslo, Norway, just above the suburb of Kjelsås. Most of the valley is made up of a lake known as
, that serves as the primary source of drinking water for 90% of Oslo's population. The valley is a popular recreational area with many hiking trails and cycle tracks for summer usage, and groomed cross country trails in winter. Both the lake and valley are protected.
The district of Kjelsås offers ski jumps, slalom slopes and vast areas of woodlands for hiking. Lake
, located close to the woodlands, provides Oslo with its drinking water and is also the source of the Akerselva river, (formerly Frysjaelven). Akerselva is the dividing line between many areas of Oslo including the northern suburbs. Traditionally seen as Eastern or Western OSLO depending on which side of the river your location is. This distinction is even found in the name of the river. Akerselva (East) and Akerselven (West). Kjelsås is situated in the part of Oslo often not defined as "west" or "east" side but somewhere neutral in the middle.
Hammeren Hydroelectric Power Station () is a hydroelectric power station located in Oslo, Norway. It is the only power station in Oslo, and among the oldest power stations still running in Norway. It has a total installed capacity of 5 MW, and an annual production of 16 GWh. The power station utilises the waterfalls from Skjærsjøen to
, with a total height of 105 m. It was established in 1900 by the company Christiania Elektricitetsværk, originally with 4 generator units, and increased to six units in 1901. In 1927 the six generators were replaced by a single 5.6 MW unit.
The fire had a definite impact on decisions regarding the future of the city. Funding for a new water supply was decided four weeks after the fire. This included a new dam at Maridalsoset, the outlet of
. The old piping system of the city was made of linked pine logs with drilled holes. The new water pipelines were based on cast iron. The old water pumps at the crossroads disappeared, and households got tap water installed. Also, the fire department of the city was eventually reorganized.
Tschudi had a substantial effect on the suburbanization of Oslo, both its tempo and its character. This largely stems from his tendency to sell his lots cheaply, to laborers and craftsmen. The lots usually measured 1–2,5 acres, and were suitable for detached housing. Detached housing still characterizes the areas sold by Tschudi, in contrast to surrounding block residential areas—especially around Høybråten. The downside with cheap parcels was the lack of communications and infrastructure. Lobbying for communications was up to the residents; Høybråten received a train station in 1920 whereas Haslum received a tramway station in 1924. Solemskogen lacked communications and above all water drainage, posed a danger to water quality in
and was therefore resented by the municipality. The parceling was halted by the authorities after 153 of 274 parcels had been sold, and the municipality later tried to buy out or expropriate several parcels. Thus, Solemskogen never became fully suburbanized. In Bærum, the municipality was concerned about the "squalor" of Tschudimarka.
Although Eastern Norway has a number of rivers, none of these flow into the ocean at Oslo. Instead Oslo has two smaller rivers: Akerselva (draining
, which flows into the fjord in Bjørvika), and Alna. The waterfalls in Akerselva gave power to some of the first modern industry of Norway in the 1840s. Later in the century, the river became the symbol of the stable and consistent economic and social divide of the city into an East End and a West End; the labourers' neighbourhoods lie on both sides of the river, and the divide in reality follows Uelands street a bit further west. River Alna flows through Groruddalen, Oslo's major suburb and industrial area. The highest point is Kirkeberget, at . Although the city's population is small compared to most European capitals, it occupies an unusually large land area, of which two-thirds are protected areas of forests, hills and lakes. Its boundaries encompass many parks and open areas, giving it an airy and green appearance.
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