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Kirketorget in Kongsberg, featuring Kongsberg church.
coat of arms

Kongsberg is a town located in Viken county in Norway. Kongsberg has a population of 27.716 as of 2020.[1]

History[change | change source]

The city of Kongsberg was founded in 1624 after the discovery of silver in the area.[2] The population grew quickly due to the mining industry, and in 1749 Kongsberg was the largest town in Norway based on population.[3]

Kongsberg was part of the county Buskerud until it merged with Akershus and Østfold to create the larger county Viken.

Other[change | change source]

The Royal Norwegian Mint is located in Kongsberg, and is responsible for producing the Norwegian coins.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kommunefakta". SSB (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  2. Thorsnæs, Geir (2019-10-14). "Kongsberg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  3. "Kongsberg". Wikipedia. 2020-10-18.
  4. "Royal Norwegian Mint". Wikipedia. 2020-07-29.