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Solør is a Norwegianmarker traditional district consisting of the Glomma valley between Elverummarker in the north and Kongsvingermarker in the south. It is part of the county of Hedmarkmarker, and includes the municipalities Vålermarker, Åsnesmarker and Gruemarker and former municipality Brandvalmarker.

Solør is a rural area, and consists mainly of farming land and forest. In fact, Solør is the no. 1 potato producing area in Norway. Forestry is also important for the area, and "Forestia", a major chip-board factory, is situated in Våler, playing an important role in the local society, especially by providing jobs for a large proportion of the local inhabitants.

In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Solør was a petty kingdom. In the 17th century the forest east of Glomma became known as Finnskogen ("the Finn Forest"). This named refers to Finnish refugees from Sweden who had been encouraged to settle in the adjacent province of Värmlandmarker but were later evicted and fled across the border into Hedmark.

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