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Flesberg

Flesberg

Flesberg is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway.

Flesberg was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Jondalen was transferred from Flesberg to Kongsberg January 1, 1964.

The municipality is divided into the parishes Flesberg, Lyngdal and Svene. Most of the population lives in the four villages of Svene, Lampeland, Flesberg and Lyngdal. The administrative area is 560 km². The economy of Flesberg is dominated by forestry and agriculture, as well as the cluster of high-tech industries in neighbouring town Kongsberg. In the western part of Flesberg, the landscape rises steeply to the mountain area of Blefjell, a popular tourist destination.

The name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old farm Flesberg (Norse Flesberg), since the first church was built here. The first element is fles f 'rock', the last element is berg n 'mountain'.

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1989). It shows two tømmerklaver (to represent forestry - and also the letter F).

History

Flesberg stave church (built around 1250)

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