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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbʉs.kə.ɾʉd/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Named after an old manor of the same name. (Biskupsruð) It derives from the Old Norse biskup (bishop) and ruð (clearing, farm.) The biskup part referring in particular to the Bishop of the ancient Catholic diocese of Hamar.

Buskerud was a fylke (county) in Norway.

On 1 January 2020, Buskerud merged with Akershus and Øppland to form Viken fylke.
Added 5/7/2019 by sep780
Edited 12/17/2022 by StingyKingPro, Mike C and sep780