Molde is a town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Romsdal region. The municipality is located on the Romsdal Peninsula, surrounding the Fannefjord and Moldefjord. The town is located on the northern shore of the Romsdalsfjord on the Romsdal Peninsula.

The town of Molde is the administrative center of Møre og Romsdal county, the administrative center of the municipality of Molde, the commercial hub of Romsdal, and the headquarters of the Diocese of Møre. Other main population centers in the municipality include Hjelset, Kleive, and Nesjestranda.

Molde has a maritime, temperate climate, with cool-to-warm summers, and relatively mild winters.

It is an old settlement which emerged as a trading post in the late Middle Ages. Formal trading rights were introduced in 1614, and the city was incorporated through a royal charter in 1742. Molde was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt)

The town continued to grow throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a centre for Norwegian textile and garment industry, as well as the administrative center for the region, and a major tourist destination.

After World War II, Molde experienced accelerated growth, merging with Bolsøy and parts of Veøy on 1 January 1964, and has become a center for not only administrative and public services, but also academic resources and industrial output.

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Anna Gutto - Early Career
... She later received a two-year contract at "Teatret Vårt" in Molde, where she played roles such as Lady Anne in Richard III, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice, and Maja in ... created the one-woman performance Fidel's Island for the 2000 Molde International Jazz Festival ... During her time in Molde she was also artistic director for the independent production of The Lover by Harold Pinter ...
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