Eidsberg was a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality was the town of Mysen. In 2020, Eidsberg was absorbed into the Indre Østfold municipality.[3][4]

Eidsberg kommune
Coat of arms of Eidsberg kommune
Official logo of Eidsberg kommune
Eidsberg within Østfold
Eidsberg within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°32′13″N 11°21′37″E / 59.53694°N 11.36028°E / 59.53694; 11.36028Coordinates: 59°32′13″N 11°21′37″E / 59.53694°N 11.36028°E / 59.53694; 11.36028
Administrative centreMysen
 • Mayor (2003)Knut Jørgen Herland (Sp)
 • Total236 km2 (91 sq mi)
 • Land229 km2 (88 sq mi)
 • Rank#311 in Norway
 • Total10,121
 • Rank#100 in Norway
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +10.5%
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0125
WebsiteOfficial website
Data from Statistics Norway

Eidsberg was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The town of Mysen was separated from Eidsberg to form a municipality of its own on 1 July 1920, but it was merged back into the municipality of Eidsberg on 1 January 1961.

General informationEdit


The municipality (originally the parish) was named after the old Eidsberg farm (Old Norse: Eiðsberg) because the first church was built here. The first element is the genitive case of eið 'path around a waterfall' and the last element is berg 'mountain'. Prior to 1847, the name was spelled Edsberg.


The coat-of-arms was from modern times. It was granted on 16 March 1962. The arms show a bear, which is taken as a symbol for Arnbjørn Jonsson, who lived in Eidsberg. The bear is canting for Bjørn (Norwegian: bear). He was a well-known warrior during the civil war era under King Håkon Håkonsson, until his death in 1240.[5]


Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Eidsberg by country of origin in 2017[6]
Ancestry Number
  Poland 398
  Iraq 178
  Lithuania 140
  Bosnia-Herzegovina 99
  Sweden 81
  Kosovo 65
  Russia 58
  Somalia 47
  Pakistan 40
  Denmark 36

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Five merged Østfold municipalities have been renamed (Norwegian)
  4. ^ Indre Østfold (kommune) (Norwegian)
  5. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  6. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2017.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Eidsberg at Wikimedia Commons
  •   Østfold travel guide from Wikivoyage
  •   The dictionary definition of Eidsberg at Wiktionary
  • Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway