Kongsberg (kôngsˈbĕr) [key], city (1995 pop. 21,534), Buskerud co., SE Norway, on the Lågen River. It is a commercial, industrial, and winter sports center and has a hydroelectric power plant. Formerly a silver-mining center, Kongsberg has old mines and a great church (1761) that are tourist attractions.

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