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Askim Municipality

For many, Askim Municipality is associated with waterfalls and industry. Askim Municipality has a diverse economy with few large and many small businesses. Many of the companies in Askim is oriented towards regional, national and international markets. Askim is one of the country's largest power municipalities (approximately 3% of hydropower production in Norway ) with three major riverpowerstations in Glomma.

Askim kommunevåpen
Askim Kommunevåpen
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The local community has undergone a major shift from a situation with emphasis on large industrial enterprises to a situation of great commercial distribution and variation. More than half of its business is replaced within a couple of 10 - year , while total number of jobs has grown.
 
Askim is a community with great creativity and ability to innovate and adapt. The city centers developed on the basis of new businesses, new cultural and leisure activities, new homes and new communication services. 

Askim has many activities to offer: 

The experience center Østfoldbadet is a water park that invites great activity for both adults and children. The center has competition pool , training pool , water pool and wave pool. In addition, there are jacuzzi, stamp and slides there. The cafe serving hot and cold food.

Romsåsen mines are located at Kykkelsrud , 4 km west of Askim and about 55 km from Oslo. The mines are originally part of Rooms Nikkelværk which was managed in the years 1866 - 1876. Today the mines are open to the public who can experience history through guided walks tours every Sunday at 12:00 in the season (May to October). In addition, the area is suitable for a range of activities in and around the old nickel mines. 

There is a rich cultural offer of the municipality. Askim has a rich cultural program from September through May, with both local, national and international actors on stage. In June there is a festival held on the square in the center. In August each year there is the Kraft festival. This is a cultural and music festival that provides services to children, adults and the elderly. Culture Night - a walk through the city where the streets are lit with torches. Along the way, there are stops where participants meet different cultural expressions and can purchase refreshments. 

There are meny opportunities for outdoor recreation . Good hiking trails and a well developed network of trails invite you to head out into the woods. A local and newly renovated lighted trails provide opportunities for hiking all year round. By Glomma is  excellent fishing, and by Solbergfoss power station is a hc -compliant fishing .

Otherwise, the municipality has a good and many more venues for sports activities

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