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Encyclopedia > Fyresdal
Fyresdal kommune
County Telemark
District
Municipality NO-0831
Administrative centre Fyresdal
Mayor ({{{governor_as_of}}}) Saamund Gjersund (Bygdelista)

governor_as_of=2003 Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ...

Official language form Nynorsk
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 71
1,281 km²
1,108 km²
0.40 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 383
1,347
0.03 %
-2.0 %
1/km²
Coordinates 59°9′N 8°1′E
www.fyresdal.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

Coordinates: 59°9′N 8°1′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Fyresdal is a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. The main ways of living are agriculture, forestry, trade and tourism. Fyresdal is known for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Telemark, the heart of Norway. Fyresdal was the birthplace of Minister-president in Norway during the World War II German occupation, Vidkun Quisling. Fyresdal is known for its many findings from the Viking Age, its mighty Viking graves, heaps of slag and the former pilgrim church that once stood proudly north of the village centre. People travelled to this church from all over Norway and even from Europe. It was said that the stream running behind the church had healing powers. A few miles south of the site where the Pilgrim Church (Heggland Kyrkje), once stood, at Molandsmoen, a stone with Runic inscriptions can be found. This is a reminder from the Viking Age when horse battles were held there. Originally, one believes, there were four of them. At Klokkarhamaren, a little mountain/peninsula in the municipal centre, one finds a cave called Munkhola. It is believed that a certain number of monks in Medieval times resided, held masses and sought refuge here. A minister-president (Ministerpräsident) is the head of government of a German federal state; the office corresponds to the governorship of a state in the United States. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Occupation may refer to: the principal activity (job or calling) that earns money for a person (see List of occupations, employment, profession, business) the periods of time following a nations territory invasion by controlling enemy troops (see Military occupation) the act of settling onto an uninhabited tract of land... Vidkun Quisling Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (July 18, 1887 – October 24, 1945) was a Norwegian fascist politician and officer. ...


The word "Fyresdal" means, literally, "Pine Valley". "Fyrir" was the Old Norse name for "Pine", whereas "dal" is the Norwegian name for "valley". Even though it is spelled as "Fyresdal", the dialect form of the word is "Førsdal".


The municipality of Fyresdal consists of several little villages north of the municipal centre, in the main valley area of Fyresdal, and on the western and south-eastern shores of Fyresvatn (Lake Fyresdal), one of Norway's deepest lakes. The municipal centre of Fyresdal is Moland. Here one finds the municipal assembly, the school, the community house, kindergartens, the home for the elderly, one of Fyresdal's two churches (Moland Kyrkje, which according to Telemark Folklore the Troll of Røykjenes moved across the lake because the bells was disturbing its nap) and the Vicarage (Fyresdal Prestegard, where Vidkun Quisling was born) and most of the commercial enterprises in the village. Moland is the most heavily populated aea of Fyresdal. Within Moland one also finds the old village centre, Folkestadbyen, in Folkestadbyen you find a building named Fyresdal Vertshus this Swiss styled dwelling build in 1890 has housed and served both food and drinks to locals and travellers for over 100 years and the park Øyskogen, which contains Viking graves and a lot of traditional Telemark houses (e.g. lofts and stabburs). Øyskogen also hosts Fyresdal Bygdemuseum, the village museum. Folkestadbyen was named the prettiest town/village centre in Telemark in 2003.


Within the village centre of Moland one also finds the airport and hotel. This is a joint operation under the name Airparc Fyresdal.


Following the main road north from Moland, the RV 355 that runs straight through the municipality from north to south, one comes to the little villages that are Hegglandsgrend, Veum and Hauggrend. Hegglandsgrend is the home of the above-mentioned site of the old Pilgrim Church (Heggland Gamle Kyrkjegard), whereas Veum is the home of Fyresdal's second excisting Lutheran Church, aptly named Veum Kyrkje. At Foldsæ in Hauggrend, one finds one of the Rudolf Steiner Schools at Upper Secondary level. This is a so-called "friskole" ("Free school") based on the thoughts and ideas of Rudolf Steiner. In Hauggrend one also finds the highest mountain in Fyresdal, Roan. This peak is about 1200 meters above sea level.


North of Moland, to the west from the main valley we find the little settlements of Kleivgrend, Åslandsgrend and Fjellgardane. Turning left of the RV 355 in Hegglandsgrend one comes to Kleivgrend and Åslandsgrend. Between Kleivgrend and the neighbouring municipality Valle i Setesdal on the western side of the mountains, one finds an old track that priest and bishops used to get between the counties of Agder and Telemark. This track is named Bispevegen ("Bishop's Road") and every year a march called "Bispevegmarsjen" ("The Bishop's Road March") starts in Kleivgrend. In Fjellgardane, Germans ran mines in the 1500s at Moisesberg.


On the western shores of Fyresvatn (Lake Fyresdal), to the southwest of Moland, one finds the villages of Fardal, Breivik and Birtedalen. Here one finds an old and interesting stone called Røykjenessteinen. In 2005 one also found some arrowheads in this area that one believes may be 4000-4500 years old. Birtedalen is a popular place for people who set up mountain cabins.


South of Moland, at the southern end of RV 355 across the scenic and mighty mountain of Våmur where one can catch a heartstopping look at Fyresdal's great lake from up above, one comes to the little village of Kilegrend. In the old days there was no road connecting Kilegrend with the municipal centre. Thus one had to travel to and fro by boat. For years on end the steamboats Teisner (named after a vicar) and Fyresdølen travelled between Moland and Kilegrend. The latter eventually capsized and sank. The wreck is still visible in Kilegrend.


Fyresdal is the westernmost municipality in Telemark. It borders the municipalities of Tokke, Kviteseid and Nissedal in Telemark. It also shares borders with the municipalities of Åmli, Bygland and Valle in the county of Aust-Agder County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0833 Administrative centre Dalen Mayor (2003) Birger NygÃ¥rd (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 107 984 km² 905 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0829 Administrative centre Kviteseid Mayor (2003) Torstein Tveito (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 157 708 km² 624 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0830 Administrative centre Treungen Mayor (2003) Øyvind Tveit (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 123 905 km² 788 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder District Municipality NO-0929 Administrative centre Ã…mli Mayor (2004) Tellef Olstad (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 89 1,131 km² 1,058 km² 0. ... Bygland is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... Valle is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ...


Fyresdal has bus communication towards the city centres of Skien and Porsgrunn in Telemark, Arendal in Aust-Agder, Bergen in Hordaland, Haugesund in Rogaland and the capital Oslo. A bus is also travelling between Fyresdal and Dalen, the municipal centre of Tokke, every school day of the year. County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0805 Administrative centre Porsgrunn Mayor (2003) Øystein Beyer (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 352 165 km² 161 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-0906 Administrative centre Arendal Mayor (2004) Torill Rolstad Larsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 289 270 km² 255 km² 0. ... // Bergen may refer to: Places There are several places named Bergen: Bergen, Norway, the second largest city in Norway Bergen, Belgium, better known by its French name of Mons Germany Bergen, Hesse Bergen, Lower Saxony, in the district of Celle. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


Other places of interest in Fyresdal

  • Geitstadgrend
  • Spockeligrend
  • Momrak
  • Stykkjevika
  • Klokkarhamaren
  • Sitje
  • Geitnetten
  • Skrevatn
  • Øysteinsfjell
  • Høgenut

See also

Sugar Plum Fairies - Vest Telemark - Vinje - Seljord Sugar Plum Fairies is a band from Fyresdal, a valley in the county of Telemark, Norway. ... The Vest-Telemark landscape of Norway comprises the upper and western areas of the county of Telemark. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0834 Administrative centre Vinje Mayor (2003) Arne Vinje (SV) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 12 3,106 km² 2,732 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0828 Administrative centre Seljord Mayor (2003) John Kleivstaul (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 155 715 km² 670 km² 0. ...



Municipalities of Telemark Telemark coat of arms

Bamble |  | Drangedal | Fyresdal | Hjartdal | Kragerø | Kviteseid | Nissedal | Nome | Notodden | Porsgrunn | Sauherad | Seljord | Siljan | Skien | Tinn | Tokke | Vinje Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bamble is a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0821 Administrative centre Bø i Telemark Mayor (2003) Arne Storhaug (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 292 263 km² 258 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0817 Administrative centre Drangedal Mayor (2003) Nils Tore Føreland (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 96 1,063 km² 996 km² 0. ... The municipality Hjartdal in the county of Telemark, Norway, has 1,635 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Telemark District Vestmar Municipality NO-0815 Administrative centre Kragerø Mayor (2003) Erling Laland (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 272 306 km² 289 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0829 Administrative centre Kviteseid Mayor (2003) Torstein Tveito (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 157 708 km² 624 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0830 Administrative centre Treungen Mayor (2003) Øyvind Tveit (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 123 905 km² 788 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Grenland Municipality NO-0819 Administrative centre Ulefoss Mayor (2003) Jan Thorsen (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 229 430 km² 386 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Municipality NO-0807 Administrative centre {{{capital}}} Mayor (2003) Bjarne Bakken (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 120 914 km² 852 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0805 Administrative centre Porsgrunn Mayor (2003) Øystein Beyer (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 352 165 km² 161 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0822 Administrative centre Akkerhaugen Mayor (2003) Hans Sundsvalen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 264 321 km² 290 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0828 Administrative centre Seljord Mayor (2003) John Kleivstaul (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 155 715 km² 670 km² 0. ... The municipality Siljan in the county of Telemark, Norway, has 2,349 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Municipality NO-0826 Administrative centre Rjukan Mayor (2005) Erik Haatvedt (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 28 2,045 km² 1,854 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0833 Administrative centre Dalen Mayor (2003) Birger NygÃ¥rd (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 107 984 km² 905 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape Vest-Telemark Municipality NO-0834 Administrative centre Vinje Mayor (2003) Arne Vinje (SV) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 12 3,106 km² 2,732 km² 0. ...


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