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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. BOOS-kə-rood
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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 is a fylke (county) in Norway.

On 1 January 2020, Buskerud will merge with Akershus and Øppland to form Viken fylke.
Added 5/7/2019 by sep780
Edited 2/22/2020 by Mike C and sep780