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Kongsberg () is a town and municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. The city was founded in 1624 under the name Konings Bierg by Danish-Norwegian king Christian IV as a mining community. In Norway's 1749 census, Kongsberg was the most populous town in Eastern Norway. It was granted its royal charter of trade—amounting to official township—in 1802. The municipality of Kongsberg was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipalities of Ytre Sandsvær and Øvre Sandsvær were merged into the municipality of Kongsberg on 1 January 1964. Today, Kongsberg is perhaps best known for being the home of Norway's major defence contractor, Kongsberg Gruppen, formerly Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk. Two of its well known products were the Kongsberg Colt and the Krag–Jørgensen rifle. The latter was adopted in the late 19th century as the standard army rifle in Denmark, United States of America and Norway.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Kongsberg in Norway. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Kongsberg like a local. Kongsberg is located at a short trip away from Oslo a major city in Norway. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Oslo for its bountiful attractions like Vigeland Museum And Park, The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Opera House on your trip to Kongsberg. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Oslo Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Kongsberg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kongsberg

    Know the pollution level of Kongsberg before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
  • Kongsberg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kongsberg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kongsberg.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Kongsberg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 90.63 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 62.93 (High)
    • Pollution Index 1.72 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kongsberg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kongsberg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 113.55 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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