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Kongsberg (lit. "The King's Mountain") is a municipality and town at the southern end of the Numedal valley, in the county of Buskerud, Norway. Including the surrounding rural districts, the administrative area is 792 km². The town was founded in 1624 under the name Konings Bierg by Danish/Norwegian king Christian IV as a mining community (see below), and was granted its royal charter of trade—amounting to official township—in 1802. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Numedal is the Westernmost valley in South-Eastern Norway. ... 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). ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, consisting of Denmark and Norway, including Norways possessions Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a term used for the two united kingdoms after their amalgamation as one state in 1536. ... King Christian IV. Christian IV (April 12, 1577–February 28, 1648), king of Denmark and Norway, the son of Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway, and Sophia of Mecklenburg, was born at Frederiksborg castle in 1577, and succeeded to the throne on the death of his father (April 4... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... --69. ...

Kongsberg kommune
County Buskerud
District
Municipality NO-0604
Administrative centre Kongsberg
Mayor (2005) Vidar Lande (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 138
792 km²
753 km²
0.24 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 39
23,154
0.51 %
8.9 %
31/km²
Coordinates 59°34′N 9°40′E
www.kongsberg.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway 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). ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... The Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti, Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) is a left-wing political party in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... -1... 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 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...

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Geography; Road and rail links

The neighbouring municipalities of Kongsberg are Flesberg to the north, Øvre Eiker and Hof to the east, Lardal, Siljan and Skien to the south, and Sauherad and Notodden to the west. Of these, the two first lie in Buskerud county like Kongsberg, while Hof and Lardal lie in Vestfold, and the others lie in Telemark. The town is divided by the river Numedalslågen, which has three waterfalls in the town itself. The municipality Flesberg in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 2,532 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002, mainly in the four villages of Svene, Lampeland, Flesberg and Lyngdal. ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0624 Administrative centre Hokksund Mayor (2003) Anders B. Werp (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 223 457 km² 418 km² 0. ... Hof is the name of the following places: a city in Bavaria, Germany: see Hof, Germany a district in Bavaria, Germany: see Hof (district) a municipality in Vestfold, Norway : see Hof, Norway a former municipality in Hedmark, Norway. ... The municipality Lardal in the county of Vestfold, Norway, had 2,386 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Siljan is the name of: Siljan - a municipality in Norway Siljan - a lake in Sweden This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... County Telemark Landscape 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 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 District Municipality NO-0807 Administrative centre Notodden Mayor (2003) Bjarne Bakken (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 120 914 km² 852 km² 0. ... Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... NumedalslÃ¥gen is a river located in southeastern Norway. ...


Main highways are the E134, crossing Kongsberg east-west (and connected to the E18 to Oslo), and National Highway No. 40 (Riksvei 40), going north-south. Sørlandsbanen railwayline stops at Kongsberg station, with connection to local and regional bus lines. European highway E134 goes from Haugesund over the Hardangervidda moutain plateu ending at Drammen near Oslo. ... European route E18 begins at Ireland, then through the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, and Finland to end at Russia. ... 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. ... Sørlandsbanen is a railway line between Drammen (though this is connected to Oslo by means of Drammensbanen) via Kristiansand to Stavanger. ...


The history of an industrial town

Kongsberg is particularly known for its old silver mines, from which roughly 1,350 tonnes of silver was extracted between the discovery of silver ore seams in 1623, and the last year of mining, in 1957. In 1770, the mines employed ca 4,000 workers, and the town was the second largest in Norway, after Bergen (and thus larger than today's capital, Oslo). General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... A tonne (symbol t), sometimes referred to as a metric tonne, is a measurement of weight. ... Iron ore (Banded iron formation) Manganese ore Lead ore Gold ore An ore is a mineral deposit containing a metal or other valuable resource in economically viable concentrations. ... Events August 6 - Pope Urban VIII is elected to the Papacy. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1770 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... 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. ...


Following several hard years with reduced silver output from the mines, the war of 18071814, and a severe town fire in 1810 where 56 houses on the west side were destroyed, mining was complemented by the Government establishing a defence industry in 1814. During peaceful times, the defence industry gradually evolved into many other kinds of high-tech activities as well, now dominating the town's employment. 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The defense industry refers primarily to: Defense contractors: business organizations or individuals that provide products or services to a defense department of a government. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1987, however, the state-owned Kongsberg Vaabenfabrik (KV) (lit.: "Kongsberg Weapons Factory") suffered a major financial crisis as well as accusations of breaching the CoCom rules by selling sensitive technology to the Soviet bloc. As a result the company was split into several smaller units and partly sold to private investors. Today, the separate firms thrive as one of Norway's main high-tech industrial clusters, centering on the defence and maritime company Kongsberg Gruppen which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. CoCom is an acronym for Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls. ... Kongsberg Gruppen (KOG) (lit. ...


Kongsberg is also home to the Mint of Norway (Det Norske Myntverket), which exclusively makes Norwegian coins. It was established in 1686, and was renamed from the Royal Norwegian Mint (Den Kongelige Mynt) in 2004 after having been sold to private investors (the Mint of Finland and Norwegian company Samlerhuset) in 2003. A mint is a facility which manufactures coins for currency. ...


Culture and music in Kongsberg

With the population increase during the town's silver mining heyday of the mid-sixteenth century came the need for a new church, which was built over a period 21 years and inaugurated in 1761. It has an austere red brick exterior, but a richly decorated baroque interior including one-of-a-kind chandeliers made at Nøstetangen Glass Works in neighbouring Hokksund. Kongsberg Church remains one of the largest in Norway with a seating capacity of 2,400. 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A weathered brick wall. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint In the arts, Baroque (or baroque) is both a period and the artistic style that dominated it. ... A chandelier in the U.S. vice presidents ceremonial office in the White House A chandelier is a ceiling-mounted fixture with two or more arms bearing lights. ... Hokksund is a city in the municipality of Øvre Eiker in the county of Buskerud in Norway. ...


The church's original baroque-era pipe organ, made by renowned German organ builder Gottfried Heinrich Gloger in 1760–65, was fully restored by Jürgen Ahrend in 1999–2000 and reopened to great fanfare in January 2001. With its 42 voices it is the largest baroque organ in Scandinavia. At the end of January each year, the Gloger Music Festival now draws a select crowd of artists and music lovers from all over the world. This article is part of the Pipe Organ Refactor Project. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


Since 1964, Kongsberg has hosted Kongsberg Jazzfestival, an annual international jazz festival. Heavily sponsored by the local industry, prominent world acts such as BB King, Diana Krall, Ornette Coleman, Joshua Redman and John Scofield have played at the festival in recent years. Kongsberg Jazzfestival is an international jazz festival held annually in Kongsberg, Norway since 1964. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Diana Krall, as pictured on the cover of her album The Look of Love Diana Jean Krall, OC , DFA (born November 16, 1964) is a popular Jazz pianist and singer. ... Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman (born March 19, 1930) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Joshua Redman (born February 1, 1969) is a prominent jazz saxophonist who records for Warner Brothers records. ... John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio) is a jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis. ...


Pop band a-ha's lead singer Morten Harket was born in Kongsberg and he partly grew up there. Kongsberg is also the hometown of composers and pianists Christian Sinding and Halfdan Cleve, as well as pianist Håkon Austbø, jazz pianist Morten Qvenild and jazz guitarist Ivar Grydeland. a-ha is a Norwegian New Wave band who were most popular in the UK and the USA during the 1980s, but continued to be globally successful in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Morten Harket Morten Harket (born September 14, 1959 in Kongsberg) is the lead singer of the Norwegian pop band a-ha. ... Christian Sinding Christian August Sinding (January 11, 1856–December 3, 1941) was a Norwegian composer. ... Halfdan Cleve (October 5, 1879–April 6, 1951) was a Norwegian composer, born and raised in Kongsberg. ... HÃ¥kon Austbø is a Norwegian classical pianist, born in Kongsberg. ...


Winter sports and sportspeople

The town is known for many great ski jumpers. Birger Ruud and his two brothers, as well as many other townsmen, won numerous medals in Winter Olympics and other international championships in the 1930s and 40s. Their medals and equipment can be seen at the Kongsberg Skiing Museum (Kongsberg Skimuseum) which is co-located with the Norwegian Mining Museum (Norsk Bergverksmuseum) in central Kongsberg. A large ski center for slalom with several lifts and ca 320 m of height difference has been in operation and gradually expanding since 1965. Ski jumping is a winter sport in which skiers go down a hill with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Birger Ruud (August 23, 1911 - June 13, 1998) was a Norwegian ski jumper. ... Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Slalom refers to a sport in which participants attempt to complete a course, in the fastest time, while passing through marked channels known as gates. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ...


Recent winter sports athletes of the Kongsberg region include Olympic snowboarder Stine Brun Kjeldaas; cross-country ski sprinter Børre Næss of the village Efteløt; and ski jumper Sigurd Pettersen of nearby municipality Rollag (60 km/37 mi north of Kongsberg). A snowboard with boot bindings A snowboard is a board ridden by a rider in the sport of snowboarding. ... Stine Brun Kjeldaas is a norwegian snowboarder. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Ski jumping is a winter sport in which skiers go down a hill with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Sigurd Pettersen (born February 28, 1980) is a world-class ski jumper from Norway. ... The municipality Rollag in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 1,477 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ...


Kongsberg will host the cross-country skiing parts of the Nordic skiing National Championships in 2006, 18–22 January. The arranging sportsclub is IL Skrim, the ski tracks being located at former military camp Heistadmoen.


External links

  • Kongsberg Tourist Office – Comprehensive information about the town and surrounding landscape, including photos and webcams
  • KONGSBERG Travel Guide – From VirtualTourist.com; contains tourist-submitted photos and articles
  • Kongsberg Jazz Festival – Official website, with lists of artists and concert dates
  • The Gloger Academy – History of the Gloger Organ (in English), and information on upcoming concerts and the Gloger Music Festival


Municipalities of Buskerud Buskerud coat of arms

Drammen | Flesberg | Flå | Gol | Hemsedal | Hol | Hole | Hurum | Kongsberg | Krødsherad | Lier | Modum | Nedre Eiker | Nes | Nore og Uvdal | Ringerike | Rollag | Røyken | Sigdal | Øvre Eiker | Ål Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... The municipality Flesberg in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 2,532 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002, mainly in the four villages of Svene, Lampeland, Flesberg and Lyngdal. ... County Buskerud Landscape Hallingdal Municipality NO-0615 Administrative centre FlÃ¥ Mayor (2003) Hans Bekken (FlÃ¥ Bygdeliste) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 159 704 km² 670 km² 0. ... The municipality Gol in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 4,415 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Hemsedal is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway. ... Hol is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 4,578 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud Landscape Ringerike Municipality NO-0612 Administrative centre Røyse Mayor (2003) Per R. Berger (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 329 198 km² 134 km² 0. ... The municipality of Hurum in the county of Buskerud, Norway, had 8,599 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0622 Administrative centre Noresund Mayor (2003) Olav Skinnes (Tverrpolitisk bygdeliste) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 248 375 km² 340 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0626 Administrative centre Lier Mayor (2003) Ulla Nævestad (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 277 301 km² 281 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0623 Administrative centre Vikersund Mayor (2003) Odd Flattum (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 204 515 km² 463 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0625 Administrative centre Mjøndalen Mayor (2003) Rolf Bergersen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 369 122 km² 114 km² 0. ... The municipality Nes in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 3,479 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Nore og Uvdal in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 2,754 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Ringerike is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway. ... The municipality Rollag in the county of Buskerud, Norway, has 1,477 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0627 Administrative centre Røyken Mayor (2003) Rune Kjølstad (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 378 113 km² 111 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Municipality NO-0621 Administrative centre Prestfoss Mayor (2003) Knut Tore Eidal (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 130 842 km² 811 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Eiker Municipality NO-0624 Administrative centre Hokksund Mayor (2003) Anders B. Werp (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 223 457 km² 418 km² 0. ... County Buskerud Landscape Hallingdal Municipality NO-0619 Administrative centre Ã…l Mayor (2003) Torleif T. Dalseide (V) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 85 1,171 km² 1,081 km² 0. ...

25 biggest cities of Norway (with number of inhabitants according to Statistics Norway [1])

Oslo (811,700) | Bergen (213,600) | Stavanger (173,100) | Trondheim (147,100) | Fredrikstad (97,100) | Drammen (90,700) | Skien (85,100) | Kristiansand (63,800) | Tromsø (52,400) | Tønsberg (45,000) | Ålesund (44,100) | Haugesund (40,300) | Sandefjord (39,600) | Moss (34,500) | Bodø (34,100) | Arendal (30,900) | Hamar (28,800) | Larvik (23,100) | Halden (22,000) | Harstad (19,400) | Lillehammer (19,100) | Molde (18,600) | Mo i Rana (17,900) | Kongsberg (17,700) | Horten (17,700) It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of cities in Norway. ... Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrÃ¥ or SSB) is the Norwegian statistics bureau. ... 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. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Nord-Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... County Østfold Landscape Municipality NO-0106 Administrative centre Fredrikstad Mayor (2003) Ole Haabeth (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 283 288 km² 283 km² 0. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... County Telemark Landscape 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 Vest-Agder Landscape Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County Troms Landscape Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0704 Administrative centre Tønsberg Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 381 107 km² 106 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal Landscape Sunnmøre Municipality NO-1504 Administrative centre Ã…lesund Mayor (2003) Arve Tonning (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 388 98 km² 93 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... Moss is a coastal town and municipality in the county of Østfold. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ... Arendal (N 58 27, E 8 56) is a town in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... County Hedmark Landscape Hedemarken Municipality NO-0403 Administrative centre Hamar Mayor (2004) Einar Busterud (By- og bygdelista - The City and Rural areas Party) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 257 351 km² 338 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0709 Administrative centre Larvik Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 199 535 km² 501 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0101 Administrative centre Halden Mayor (2003) Per Kristian Dahl (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 173 642 km² 596 km² 0. ... Image:Harstad i norge. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Romsdal Municipality NO-1502 Administrative centre Molde Mayor (2005) Jan Petter Hammerø (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 254 363 km² 355 km² 0. ... Mo i Rana is a town in Rana kommune in Nordland, Norway. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0701 Administrative centre Horten Mayor (2004) Nils Henning Hontvedt Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 407 70 km² 68 km² 0. ...


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