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Roros, Sognefjord, West Norway
The history of Roros, which stands in a mountainous setting, is linked to the copper mines: they were developed in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977.
Completely rebuilt after its destruction by Swedish troops in 1679, the city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has some 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards.
Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance.
PHOTO SOURCE: C.H., Innovation Norway, courtesy of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry.
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