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Telemark Fylke

"Telemark in Norway is the soft, the docile, the changing, the home of your dreams, the home of the wood nymph; the home of folk songs, folk music, home to the most beautiful dialects in the country, the only language for a living culture of written tradition, language and culture through the long and difficult times".    Vetle Vislie

Telemark is a fylke, or county, in southeastern Norway. It extends from the Hardangervidda to the Skagerrak coast. The fylker of  Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder are its neighbors. The terrain of the county is rugged, with many steep mountains and sheltered valleys.  Its administrative headquarters is in the port of Skien.
Telemark

Before 1919, the area was known as Bratsberg amt.  Its coat of arms is a battle ax.

Coat of Arms for Telemark Fylke

Telemark in Norway

The county is broken up into eighteen kommunerA kommune is similar to a township.

Click on the links below to learn more about each of these districts.

Kommuner in Telemark

Bamble

Drangedal

Fyresdal

Hjartdal

Kragerø

Kviteseid

Nissedal

Nome

Notodden

Porsgrunn

Sauherad

Seljord

Siljan

Skien

Tinn

Tokke

Vinje


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