Flesberg within Buskerud
|Coordinates: 59°50′52″N 9°28′56″E / 59.84778°N 9.48222°ECoordinates: 59°50′52″N 9°28′56″E / 59.84778°N 9.48222°E|
|• Mayor (2003)||Egil Langgård (Ap)|
|• Total||562 km2 (217 sq mi)|
|• Land||538 km2 (208 sq mi)|
|Area rank||190 in Norway|
|• Rank||302 in Norway|
|• Density||5/km2 (10/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||0.2 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0631|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Flesberg farm (Old Norse: Flesberg), since the first church was built here. The first element is fles which means "rock" and the last element is berg which means "mountain".
The Flesberg stave church was built around the year 1250.
The municipality of Flesberg was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Jondalen was transferred from Flesberg to the neighboring municipality of Kongsberg on 1 January 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 municipal area is 560 square kilometres (220 sq mi).
The following cities are twinned with Flesberg:
- - Falkenberg, Halland County, Sweden
- - Fosston, Minnesota, United States
- - Lejre, Region Sjælland, Denmark
- - Savitaipale, Etelä-Suomi, Finland
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