In this summer's competition on Facebook and Instagram, we challenged our followers on how well they know the Kongsvinger region. It is gratifying to see that several hundred have shown commitment to the competition over the summer.
Three lucky participants are awarded for their involvement in this summer's joke or fact competition. Here are the three winners:
1st prize: Mette Elisabeth Myrvold. 4 Happy Champagne glasses in the happy colors pink, blue, gold and green from Magnor Glassverk.
2nd prize: Astrid Dahl. Tokyo TBH storm lantern / vase 165 cm from Magnor Glassverk.
3rd prize: Marte Spigseth. Tokyo TBH storm lantern / Vase 105mm from Magnor Glassverk.
Would you like to know what was joking or facts? Here are all the answers:
The Kongsvinger region is one of Norway's strongest agricultural regions. In the region are Norway's two largest potato producers, Grue and Åsnes. Jokes or facts?
On average, every Norwegian eats 7,1 kg of potato chips or snacks per year. Jokes or facts?
Kongsvinger bicycle factory, O. Westby, was the first manufacturer of bicycles in Norway.
Answer: Joke. But Kongsvinger bicycle factory, O. Westby, built the first Norwegian-made bicycle in 1897.
Magnor Glassverk was originally established in 1896 as Geijersfos Glasverk. At first, the glassworks was almost a parallel company to Swedish Eda Glasbruk. The name they have today was given to the company in the year 1905, as part of the Norwegian dissolution of the union. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Joke. Correct answer: Magnor Glassverk was established as an official name in 1972/1973.
Flisa trykkeri is the largest player in graphic services between Oslo and Trondheim. Jokes or facts?
The popular shoe brand TagYourShoes was established in 2013 by the founder Luisa Arango who is from Colombia. Jokes or facts?
The official request from Sør-Odal municipality for the development of national road 2 took place in 1975. Joke or facts?
Answer: Joke. The correct answer is 1984.
The railway section from Kongsvinger to Flisa was opened as early as 1893. Jokes or facts?
Kongsvinger Golf Club was voted Norway's best golf course for the sixth year in a row during the award ceremony World Golf Awards in 2019. Joke or facts?
The Kongsvinger region consists of the following six municipalities: Eidskog, Grue, Kongsvinger, Nord-Odal, Sør-Odal, Åsnes. Jokes or facts?
Orkla produces approximately 1 billion toothpicks annually in the Orkla factory at Flisa. Jokes or facts?
Glomma flows through four of our municipalities: Grue, Kongsvinger, Sør-Odal and Nord-Odal. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Joke. Correct answer: The Glomma flows through Kongsvinger, Sør-Odal, Grue, Åsnes.
7sterke currently has 77 member companies with a total of DKK 10 billion. in turnover. Jokes or facts?
Kongsvinger Fortress is one of the region's biggest attractions. The work of erecting the building began in the 1300th century. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Joke. Correct answer: Kongsvinger fortress was built in the years from 1673 to 1784.
The supporter club of Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball was founded in connection with the relegation from the top series in 1999. Joke or facts?
Answer: Joke. KILSK was founded as early as 16 February 1977.
Vrangselva flows from Lierfløyta in Kongsvinger municipality and through Eidskog municipality and further across the border into Eda municipality in Sweden. Jokes or facts?
In 2017, Kongsvinger Fortress won the award for best fortress and castle hotel in Europe. The award is called the Historic Hotel Castle Award. Jokes or facts?
Storsjøen in Odalen is known for Storsjøudyret, a creature that since the middle of the 1800th century has been seen with approx. ten years apart, and is described as a 25 meter long creature. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Obviously joking. But the sea holds as many as 18 different species of fish, including Pike, which can weigh up to 30 kg.
Glomma is considered to be Northern Europe's longest sandy beach, from Gråsand north of Kongsvinger, to Eidsfossen in Våler. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Joke. There is a nice sandy beach in several places along the banks of the Glomma, but not continuous.
In 2003, Norway's largest moose was killed at Velta in Åsnes. It was a 52-tagger with a butcher weight of 782 kilos. Jokes or facts?
The roundabout in Rv2 on Flisa decorated with coffee cups. Jokes or facts?
Flisa has "the world's" largest toothpick. Jokes or facts?
Holtbergmasta in Kongsvinger is a popular hiking destination for many. The mast is 250 meters high. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Joke. The correct answer is 163 meters high.
Industriklyngen 7sterke refers to the 7 companies that started the association. Jokes or facts?
Answer: Joke. The industrial cluster 7sterke symbolizes community and cooperation between the industrial companies in the 7 municipalities in the Kongsvinger region.
It is possible to paddle continuously from Svullrya on Finnskogen to Stockholm and Gothenburg. Jokes or facts?