Place:Nes, Buskerud, Norway


NameNes
Alt namesNes i Hallingdal
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates60.567°N 9.983°E
Located inBuskerud, Norway
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Nes is located in Hallingdal, a valley and a traditional district which also includes Flå, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål and Hol. Nes is sometimes referred to Nes i Hallingdal to distinguish it from the village/parish Nes i Ådal in the municipality of Ringerike, Buskerud.


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Nes is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Hallingdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Nesbyen.

The parish of Næs was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Flå was separated from Nes on 1 January 1905 to become a separate municipality.

History

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Ancient routes went to Vestlandet through Valdres and Hallingdal and down Røldal to Odda. Reflecting this route, Hallingdal and its neighboring valley of Valdres were originally populated by migrants from Vestlandet and spoke a western dialect. In recognition of this, Cardinal Nicholas Breakespear, who was in Scandinavia as papal legate in 1153, included these two valleys in the diocese of Stavanger.

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