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The municipality is the southernmost municipality in Hedmark county.   Sweden and EU are eastern neighbors. Often the municipality is advertised as “a municipally in the middle of Scandinavia”. It is a short distances to Kongsvinger, Oslo, Gardermoen, Karlstad and Gothenburg. There are  good communication capabilities yet it is close to the “quiet lakes and deep forests.  There are multiple recreational opportunities for those who seeks the quiet, the beautiful, or the slightly special It is perhaps not surprising that the “forest poet” Hans Børli lived here. The people are open and welcoming. Relationship to “brother people” of Sweden has a checkered history, but the peace kingdom “Morokulien” is a sign to the world that the two countries have long been able to live side by side as good neighbors. The economic base is wood, glass and aluminum. Magnor Glassworks are visited by more than 200,000 people each year. Size: 248 square miles, approx. 60% productive forest. Number of inhabitants: 6,394 (as of 01/01/09) The central urban area is about  125 meters above sea level.  The highest point is “Hornkjølen”, 434 meters above sea level.  One of the few remaining fire towers in the district offers an outstanding view in good weather. Municipal center: Skotterud. You can read more on the municipality’s own website: www.eidskog.kommune.no and Eidskog information folder (in Norwegian only)

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