|• Mayor (2003)||Knut Jørgen Herland (Sp)|
|• Total||236 km2 (91 sq mi)|
|• Land||229 km2 (88 sq mi)|
|• Rank||#311 in Norway|
|• Rank||#100 in Norway|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||+10.5%|
|• Norwegian form||Bokmål|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0125|
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.
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.