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Bodø is a city in the county of Nordland, Norway, with 42,745 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. It was granted township status in 1816 and is now county capital of Nordland. Most of Bodø was destroyed during a German attack 27th of May 1940. In 1940 6000 people lived in Bodø, afther the german attack 3500 people had lost their houses. But only 15 people lost their life during the air-attack (2 U.K. soldires and 13 norwegians). The town was subsequently rebuilt after the war, the rebuilding was completed in 1952.

The city lies just north of the Arctic Circle and the midnight sun is visible from June 2 to July 10. The strong tidal current Saltstraumen is situated some 30 km east of Bodø.

Bodø received international attention during the U-2 Crisis in May 1960, when it became known that the American U-2 pilot Gary Powers had been shot down over the Soviet Union on his way from Pakistan to Bodø.

Bodø is the northern end of the railroad network of Norway, except for the line from Narvik to Kiruna in Sweden, and further into the Swedish rail network. The railway station opened in 1961. Bodø Airport lies two km outside the city centre.

The local newspaper is named Avisa Nordland.

The local football club, F.K. Bodø/Glimt, plays in the Norwegian Premier League (2004).

In Bodø you can find the National Aviation Museum and Salten Museum. Salten Museum has four exhibitions: The Lofoten Fisheries, a Sami exhibit, a Viking treasure and a exhition about Bodø's history from 1816 to 2000. Bodø is host to the cultural festival Nordland Musikkfestuke every summer.

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