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Encyclopedia > Tønsberg
Tønsberg kommune
County Vestfold
Landscape Viken
Municipality NO-0704
Administrative centre Tønsberg
Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 381
107 km²
106 km²
0.03 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 21
36,046
0.79 %
10.1 %
340/km²
Coordinates 59°17′ N 10°25′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=59_17_N_10_25_E_type:adm2nd_region:NO-0704)
www.tonsberg.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/0704) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. ... Viken (the bay) is a landscape defined by Oslofjord in southeastern Norway which terminates at Terra Scania on the coast of West Sweden. ... 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 Progress Party is a right-wing political party of Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... 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 can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... 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...

Tønsberg is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway, and has 35,326 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. The municipality of Tønsberg covers 106 km² and includes today also the countryland Sem. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. ...


According to Snorri Sturluson Tønsberg was founded before the Battle in Hafrsfjord. This makes Tønberg the oldest town in Norway, founded in 871. In the 1200s, king Haakon Haakonson set up a castle here. His daughter was known as princess Kristina of Tønsberg. She was married to the Spanish Prince of Castilla, but died shortly thereafter. The town was destroyed by fire in 1536, but Tønsberg remained one of the most important harbour towns in Norway. Snorri Sturlason (1178 – September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician. ... Sverd i fjell: a monument in memory of the naval battle that took place in Hafrsfjord in 872 when King Harald Fairhair unified Norway into one kingdom Hafrsfjord is a fjord located in the municipalities of Stavanger and Sola in Norway, stretching 9 kilometers. ... Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1150s 1160s 1170s 1180s 1190s - 1200s - 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s 1250s Years: 1200 1201 1202 1203 1204 1205 1206 1207 1208 1209 Events and Trends 1200 University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France 1202-1204 Fourth Crusade - diverted to... Håkon IV (1204—December 15, 1263), also called Haakon the Old, was declared to be the son of Håkon III of Norway, the leader of the Birkebeiner, who had seized control over large parts of Norway in 1202. ... This is a list of kings and queens of Castile. ... Events February 2 - Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...


Tønsberg is still an industrial and maritime centre, with such diverse concerns as metal shops, shipyards, paper mills, leather processing, and breweries; it is noted especially for its silverware. Tourist sites include ruins of the Tønsberghus, St. Michael's Church, the Royal Castle, Sem Church, and the Vestfold Museum. The Oseberg ship was found near the city in 1904. The longship is now in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. The Oseberg longship (Viking Ship Museum, Norway) A photograph of a Longship taken from the side A longship tacking in the wind Longships, langskip or drakkar were boats used by the Scandinavians and Saxons for mostly military purposes. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape 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. ...


Tønsberg is also known for the infamous toll ring, which was opened in February 2004, against the will of the majority of the citizens. Unlike other toll roads in the world, the motorists in Tønsberg have to pay toll (USD 2.50) before any new roads are built and before the politicians have decided were the new roads shall go. A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ...


Lene Nystrøm, who was the lead singer of Aqua before its dissolution, was born there on October 2, 1973. Lene Nystrøm Rasted was born Lene Grawford Nystrøm on 2 October 1973 in Tønsberg, Norway. ... Aqua was a Scandinavian pop-dance band which consisted of Lene Grawford Nystrøm (born 2 October 1973, Tønsberg, Norway), René Dif (born 17 October 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark) and Claus Norréen (born 5 June 1970, Charlottenlund, Denmark) and Søren Rasted (born 13 June 1969, Blovstrød, Denmark). ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Jahn Teigen, the lead singer of Popol Ace (formerly Popol Vuh), was also born in Tønsberg. Teigen was the first person in history to receive a score of nil points in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978. Jahn Teigen is a Norwegian singer and musician. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 was the twenty third Eurovision and was held on April 22, 1978 in France. ...



Municipalities of Vestfold

Andebu | Hof | Holmestrand | Horten | Lardal | Larvik | Nøtterøy | Re | Sande | Sandefjord | Stokke | Svelvik | Tjøme | Tønsberg Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The municipality Andebu in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 5,000 inhabitants as of autumn 2004. ... The municipality Hof in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 3,033 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The town and municipality Holmestrand in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 9,426 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Horten is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway, located along the Oslofjord. ... The municipality Lardal in the county of Vestfold, Norway, had 2,386 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The town and municipality Larvik in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 40,990 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0722 Administrative centre Borgheim Mayor (2003) Bjørn Kåre Sevik (Frp) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 415 61 km² 60 km² 0. ... The municipality Re in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 8,200 inhabitants as of October 5, 2004. ... The municipality Sande in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 7,524 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... The municipality Stokke in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 9,815 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Svelvik in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 6,445 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0723 Administrative centre Tjøme Mayor (2003) Per Hotvedt Nielsen (Frp) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 423 39 km² 39 km² 0. ...


 
 

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