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Buskerud (bōsˈkərōd) [key], county (1995 pop. 228,506), c.5,725 sq mi (14,830 sq km), SE Norway. Drammen (the capital), Ringerike, and Kongsberg are the chief towns. The county extends from the Oslofjord in the southeast to the Hardangervidda plateau in the northwest and includes the Hallingdal and Numedal valleys. Farming and the manufacturing of forest products and textiles are the main occupations.

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