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Vingulmark was the name of a Viking Age petty kingdom around Oslofjorden. It seems that it once extended to the county of Østfold in addition to the areas of the current municipalities Oslo, Bærum, Asker, Røyken, Hurum, Lier and Eiker in south-eastern Norway. The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 A.D. and 1066 A.D. in Scandinavia, following the Germanic Iron Age and the Vendel Age in Sweden. ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Østfold is a county in southeastern Norway, bordering Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Vestfold is on the other side of the bay. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... 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. ... County Akershus Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0209 Administrative centre Sandvika Mayor (2005) Odd Reinsfelt (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 334 192 km² 189 km² 0. ... County Akershus Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0220 Administrative centre Asker Mayor (2005) Morten Gunnar Strand (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 385 101 km² 97 km² 0. ... 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. ... The municipality of Hurum in the county of Buskerud, Norway, had 8,599 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Lier can refer to the municipalities: Lier, Norway Lier, Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Eiker is a landscape in the county of Buskerud, Norway, consisting of the municipalities Nedre Eiker (Lower) and Øvre Eiker (Upper). ...


Snorri Sturluson relates in the Heimskringla that it was conquered from the Swedish king Erik Emundsson by king Harald Fairhair when he united Norway. Snorri Sturluson (1178 â€“ September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician. ... Heimskringla is the old norse name of a collection of sagas recorded in Iceland around 1225 by the poet and historian Snorri Sturluson (1179-1242). ... Erik Anundsson (d. ... Harald I (b. ...


Some known kings of Vingulmark are:

During the middle ages, Vingulmark was an administrative unit limited to Oslo, Bærum and Asker. 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... Gandalf Alfgeirsson (Old Norse: Gandálf Álfgeirsson) was king of the petty kingdom Vingulmark, now part of Norway. ... Halfdan the Black Gudrødsson (820-860) was the father of the first King of Norway Harald I and of the House of Yngling. ... Olaf Haraldsson (d. ... Tryggve Olafsson (d. ... 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 ... Events Battle of Stiklestad ensures the Christianization of Norway. ... Events Harthacanute becomes king of Denmark. ... 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. ... County Akershus Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0209 Administrative centre Sandvika Mayor (2005) Odd Reinsfelt (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 334 192 km² 189 km² 0. ... County Akershus Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0220 Administrative centre Asker Mayor (2005) Morten Gunnar Strand (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 385 101 km² 97 km² 0. ...


See also: Viken Viken (literally the bay) is a landscape defined by Oslofjord in southeastern Norway which terminates at Terra Scania on the coast of West Sweden. ...


 
 

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