Kråkerøy is an island and a former municipality in
The island of Kråkerøy was separated from
Glemmenas a municipality of its own January 1, 1908. At that time Kråkerøy had a population of 3,311. The rural municipality was (together with Borge, Onsøyand Rolvsøy) merged with the city of FredrikstadJanuary 1, 1994. Prior to the merger Kråkerøy had a population of 7,445.
In 1948 Kråkerøy was the site of the Kråkerøy speech by then Prime Minister
Einar Gerhardsen, which became an important part of Norwegian political history.
Norseform of the name was "Krákarøy". The first element is (probably) the genitive case of "kráka" f ' crow', the last element is "øy" f 'island'.
*cite paper | author=Dag Jukvam / Statistics Norway | title=Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen | date=1999 | url=http://www.ssb.no/emner/00/90/rapp_9913/rapp_9913.pdfl
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