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Kirketorget Kongsberg, 22. mai 2014
Kirketorget in Kongsberg, featuring Kongsberg church.
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Kongsberg is a town located in Viken county in Norway. Kongsberg has a population of 27.716 as of 2020.

History

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

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

Other

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

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