Telemark

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Template:Alternateuses Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. The county administration is in Skien.

Telemark fylke
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County NO-08
Region Østlandet
Administrative centre Skien
County mayor Gunn Marit Helgesen (H)
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 10
15,299 km²
4.55 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 13
166,124
3.63 %
1.8 %
12/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 12
36,345 million NOK
2.38 %
219,404 NOK

The county is located in southeastern Norway,extending from Hardangervidda to the Skagerrak coast. The coastline extends from Langesundsfjorden to Gjernestangen at the border to Aust-Agder. Telemark has a very broken and heterogenous landscape, including many hills and valleys.

The largest population centres are Skien, Porsgrunn, Notodden, Rjukan and Kragerø. Other important places are Stathelle, Ulefoss, Brevik, Langesund, and Fyresdal.

Contents

Notable people from Telemark

History

In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Telemark was a petty kingdom.

Municipalities

External links

Template:Counties of Norwayda:Telemarken de:Telemark Fylke eo:Telemark fr:Comté de Telemark no:Telemark nn:Telemark fylke pt:Telemark ro:Telemark se:Telemárku sv:Telemark fylke

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