The municipality of Marker has in excess of 3.500 inhabitants.
The total area amounts to 413 km2 and is mostly covering forests, lakes, rivers, grain fields and pastures.
To the east we share border with Sweden.
Haldenvassdraget which is a waterway system consisting of lakes, rivers and canal-locks passes trough Marker from North to South.
The sparsely populated landscapes of Marker offers great opportunities for fishing, hiking, canoeing and other out-door activities. Ørje, also called The Canal-lock City, is the municipal centre.
Ørje is situated 84 km from Oslo, 140 km from Karlstad and 250 km from Göteborg.