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The mining town of Røros is sometimes called Bergstaden which means "the mining town" due to its historical notoriety for copper mining. It is one of two towns in Norway that were historically designated "mining towns", along with the "silver-town" of Kongsberg. The modern-day inhabitants of Røros still work and live in the characteristic 17th and 18th century buildings which have led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Røros has about 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards. Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance.

It has a typical inland climate, with low humidity and cold winter temperatures - especially in the southern and southeastern parts of the region. The northern and norhwestern parts have a more humid climate and somewhat milder winter temperatures. The vegeation of the region reflects this climatic variation.

Rørosmartnan is an annual market and cultural events in Røros which takes place from the second to last Tuesday of February and lasts until Saturday after. As a rule, between 70 000 and 80 000 visitors, and the market is therefore important for Røros district. Hit comes on the opening day about 80 horse sleighs with visitors from Sweden and the hill country around.



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