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Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site

Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site stands out as an example of a new global industry in the early 20th century.

The industrial towns of Rjukan and Notodden in Telemark county in Norway are outstanding examples of a ground-breaking industrial development and a testament to the social transformation that took place in the Western world at the beginning of the 20th century. This was a time when scientific and technological progress interlocked with economic and political factors and created what is known as ‘the second industrial revolution’.

On the 5th of July 2015, Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site was adopted by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The site includes power stations, factories, transport systems and company towns.

Read more about Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site at the webpage of UNESCO.

Read more at the webpage environment.no

Folder: Rjukan-Notodden