Coordinates: 59°40′10″N 09°39′06″E / 59.66944°N 9.65167°E / 59.66944; 9.65167
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Kongsberg kommune
Kongsberg in July 2006
Kongsberg in July 2006
Coat of arms of Kongsberg kommune
Official logo of Kongsberg kommune
The City of Technology
Kongsberg within Buskerud
Kongsberg within Buskerud
Coordinates: 59°40′10″N 09°39′06″E / 59.66944°N 9.65167°E / 59.66944; 9.65167
DistrictLower Buskerud
Administrative centreKongsberg
 • Total792 km2 (306 sq mi)
 • Land753 km2 (291 sq mi)
 • Rank138s in Norway
 • Total25,090
 • Rank27 in Norway
 • Density31.2/km2 (81/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Demonym(s)Kongsbering/ Kongsbergenser
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3006
Official language formBokmål[2]

Kongsberg is a town located in Buskerud county in Norway. Kongsberg has a population of 27.716 as of 2020.[3]

Kirketorget in Kongsberg, featuring Kongsberg church.

History[change | change source]

The city of Kongsberg was founded in 1624 after the discovery of silver in the area.[4] The population grew quickly due to the mining industry, and in 1749 Kongsberg was the largest town in Norway based on population.[5]

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

In 2021, five people were killed in a mass stabbing.

Other[change | change source]

The Royal Norwegian Mint is located in Kongsberg, and is responsible for producing the Norwegian coins.[6]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. "Kommunefakta". SSB (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  4. Thorsnæs, Geir (2019-10-14). "Kongsberg". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  5. "Kongsberg". Wikipedia. 2020-10-18.
  6. "Royal Norwegian Mint". Wikipedia. 2020-07-29.