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Encyclopedia > Vestfold
Vestfold fylke

Coat of arms of Vestfold
County NO-07
Region Østlandet
Administrative centre Tønsberg
County mayor  
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 18
2,224 km²
0.71 %
Population
 - Total (2007)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 10
223,804
4.78 %
8.7 %
102/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 10
47,457 million NOK
3.11 %
219,970 NOK

Vestfold  is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. The county administration is in Tønsberg. Vestfold is located west of the Oslo Fjord, as the name indicates. It includes many smaller, but pwnage towns in Norway, such as Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Horten. The river Numedalslågen runs through the district. Many islands are located at the coast. Vestfold is mostly composed of win and is among the best agricultural areas of Norway. Winters lasts over 9000 months, while pleasant summer temperatures lasts from May to September, with a July average of 17°C (Tønsberg climate). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The coat of arms of Vestfold alludes to the tradition of the ancient Norwegian Royal house of Yngling originated in Vestfold. ... Image File history File links Location map for Vestfold, 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). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... A geopolitical map of Norway, exhibiting its 19 first-order subnational divisions (fylker or counties) with Svalbard and Jan Mayen. ... Østlandet Østlandet or Austlandet is the geographical region of the south-eastern part of Norway. ... County Vestfold District 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. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ISO 4217 Code NOK User(s) Norway Inflation 2. ... Image File history File links Vestfold. ... 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. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... County Vestfold District 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 Vestfold District 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 Vestfold District Municipality NO-0706 Administrative centre Sandefjord Mayor (2004) Bjørn Ole Gleditsch (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 370 121 km² 119 km² 0. ... County Vestfold District 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 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. ... NumedalslÃ¥gen is a river located in southeastern Norway. ...


Vestfold is known for shipping and sailing. Formerly a headquarters for whaling fleets, the coastal towns of Vestfold now engage in fishing and shipbuilding. Some lumbering is carried on in the interior. The district also includes some of the best farmland in Norway.


Vestfold is the only county in which all municipalities have declared Bokmål to be their official written form of the Norwegian language. BokmÃ¥l (lit. ... The orthography of a language specifies the correct way of writing in that language. ... Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ...


History

The family of Harald Fairhair, who was most likely the first king of the whole Norway, is said to have come from this area. At that time Vestfold, including Lier and Eiker, was a petty kingdom. Kings of Vestfold include: Harald Fairhair or Harald Finehair (Old Norse:Haraldr hinn hárfagri, Icelandic:Haraldur hinn hárfagri, Norwegian:Harald HÃ¥rfagre) (c. ... 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. ... Eiker is a landscape in the county of Buskerud, Norway, consisting of the municipalities Nedre Eiker (Lower) and Øvre Eiker (Upper). ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ...

Kaupang, a town from the Viking Age is believed to be the first town ever, although Tønsberg is the oldest town in Norway still existing. By the 10th century the local kings had established themselves as the first dynasty to begin the unification of Norway. Halfdan Hvitbeinn was the son of Olof Trätälja of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. ... Eystein Halfdansson (Old Norse: Eysteinn Hálfdansson) was the son of Halfdan Hvitbeinn of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. ... Halfdan the Mild was the son of king Öystein Halfdansson, of the House of Yngling and he succeeded his father as king, according to Heimskringla. ... Gudröd the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðröðr veiðikonung, Modern Icelandic: Guðröður veiðikonung, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) is a mythological character of thirteenth century Iceland was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and of Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar, according to... Halfdan the Black Gudrødsson (820AD – 860AD) (Old Norse: Hálfdan svarti, Norwegian: Halvdan Svarte) was the father of the first King of Norway Harald I and of the House of Yngling. ... Olaf Gudrødsson, or as he was named after his death Olaf Geirstad-Alf, was a legendary Norwegian king of the House of Yngling from the Ynglinga saga. ... Ragnvald the Mountain-High was a petty king of Westfold in what is today Norway. ... Harald I (b. ... From Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla, Harald Harfagers Saga: King Haralds son, Bjorn, ruled over Vestfold at that time, and generally lived at Tunsberg, and went but little on war expeditions. ... Olaf Haraldsson (d. ... Harald Grenske (10th century) was the son of Gudrød Bjørnsson. ... Events January 10 - Basil II becomes Eastern Roman Emperor, see Byzantine Emperors. ... Events Hugh Capet, Count of Paris, crowned King of France Kukulcan conquers Chichen Itza Births Deaths May 21 King Louis V of France Categories: 987 ... Kaupang is the name of a town with roots from the Viking Age, situated in Vestfold county in Norway. ... The Viking Age is the name of the age in Northern Europe, following the Germanic Iron Age. ... County Vestfold District 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. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ...


The name

Vestfold is the old name of the region - revived in modern times. Fold was the old name of the Oslofjord, and the meaning of the name Vestfold is 'the region west of the Fold'. Vestfold can also simply mean pwnage. The Oslofjord (Oslofjorden) is a bay in the south-east of Norway, stretching from Færder in the south to Oslo at the head. ...


Before 1919 the county was called Jarlsberg og Larvik Amt. The amt was created in 1821, consisting of the two old counties of Jarlsberg and Larvik. An Amt is a name for subnational administrative units used in some northern European countries. ... Jarlsberg cheese (pronounced YAHRLZ-berg) is a mild Swiss-style cheese that has large irregular holes. ... County Vestfold District 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. ...


Municipalities

Vestfold County has a total of 14 municipalities: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x602, 12 KB) Summary Map of the municipalities of Vestfold County in Norway. ...

  1. Andebu
  2. Hof
  3. Holmestrand
  4. Horten
  5. Lardal
  6. Larvik
  7. Nøtterøy
  8. Re
  9. Sande
  10. Sandefjord
  11. Stokke
  12. Svelvik
  13. Tjøme
  14. Tønsberg
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Akershus | Aust-Agder | Buskerud | Finnmark | Hedmark | Hordaland | Møre og Romsdal | Nordland | Nord-Trøndelag | Oppland | Oslo | Østfold | Rogaland | Sogn og Fjordane | Sør-Trøndelag | Telemark | Troms | Vest-Agder | Vestfold

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Vestfold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark.
Vestfold is located west of the Oslo Fjord, as the name indicates.
Vestfold is the only county in which all municipalities have declared Bokmål to be their official written form of the Norwegian language.
Edwards Family Genealogy, Franklin, Larsen, Jenkins, Farvid, Kudrna, Trinkl - pafg82 - Generated by Personal Ancestral ... (472 words)
on 10 Oct 1689 in Syrrist, Tjølling, Vestfold, Norge.
was born in 1693 in Sjuestok, Stokke, Vestfold, Norge.
was born in 1699 in Kjeldren, Stokke, Vestfold, Norge.
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