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Cities vs Regions[edit]

I wonder if listing all the municipalities as cities is appropriate to do here? There are something like 36 municipalities that might be listed. Most of these municipalities are more like rural regions or districts dotted with villages that are grouped together for administrative purposes. To call them cities is misleading. (Although some might be other destinations). If all the municipalities are listed then the list would substantially exceed the desirable 7±2 rule. Wikipedia also suggests that Møre og Romsdal is traditionally, culturally and geographically divided into three regions:

  • Nordmøre - The northern coastal region, which consists of Kristiansund, Averøy, Tingvoll, Surnadal, Rindal, Aure, Halsa, Eide, Sunndal, Gjemnes and Smøla municipalities.
  • Romsdal - Based on the central valley of the Rauma river and consists of Molde, Aukra, Fræna, Midsund, Nesset, Rauma, Sandøy, and Vestnes municipalities.
  • Sunnmøre - The southern costal region, which consists of Ålesund, Giske, Hareid, Herøy, Norddal, Sande, Skodje, Haram, Stordal, Stranda, Sula, Sykkylven, Ulstein, Vanylven, Volda, Ørskog, and Ørsta municipalities.

There are only 3 communities that one might consider cities in the conventional sense here.

Additionally, Åndalsnes is a railroad terminal and transit point for travellers, so could warrant a mention in the city list. How does this sort of region/city breakdown sound? - Huttite 23:36, 8 January 2010 (EST)