Halden (pronounced [ˈhɑ̀ɫdn̩] (listen)), between 1665 and 1928 known as Fredrikshald, is both a town and a municipality in Viken county, Norway. The municipality borders Sarpsborg to the northwest, Rakkestad to the north and Aremark to the east, as well as the Swedish municipalities Strömstad, Tanum and Dals-Ed respectively to the southwest, south and southeast.

Halden kommune
Halden as seen from the Fredriksten fortress in mid-July 2012
Halden as seen from the Fredriksten fortress in mid-July 2012
Flag of Halden kommune
Coat of arms of Halden kommune
Official logo of Halden kommune
Halden within Viken
Halden within Viken
Coordinates: 59°7′35″N 11°28′58″E
Administrative centreHalden
  Mayor (2019)Anne-Kari Holm (Sp)
  Total642 km2 (248 sq mi)
  Land596 km2 (230 sq mi)
  Rank#173 in Norway
  Total31 387
  Rank#18 in Norway
  Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
Increase +6%
Official language
  Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3001
WebsiteOfficial website

The seat of the municipality, Halden is a border town located at the mouth of the Tista river on the Iddefjord, the southernmost border crossing between Norway and Sweden. The town of Halden is located about 120 km (75 mi) south of Oslo, 190 km (120 mi) north of Gothenburg, and 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the border crossing at Svinesund.

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