The region lies approximately 25 miles southwest of Oslo, and has approximately 160,000 inhabitants living in an area of 930 square miles.
There are eight municipalities in the region:
Drammen is the largest city in this region, with approximately 60,000 inhabitants.
There are vast areas of wilderness, and well developed trails for hiking and cross-country skiing in the area, and the region has a long coastline and many lakes and rivers.
The temperature in the summer is pleasant, normally ranging from 62.6 to 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter climate is typical Nordic, with temperatures from 24.8 to 17.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
The traditional harbour and shipping industries in the region are based on the close proximity to the Drammenselva river and the nearby fjord. The region had a large pulp and paper industry up until the early 1970s.
Today most people in the area are employed in typical trade and service industries, all located around the modern city of Drammen.
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The Drammen region is located centrally in Eastern Norway, about 25 miles from the capital city of Oslo.
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