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Norway

Norway is divided into 18 counties (sing. fylke, plur. fylke/fylker) since 1972. Up to that year Bergen was a separate county, but is today a municipality in the county of Hordaland. All counties form administrative entities called county municipalities (sing. fylkeskommune, plur. fylkeskommunar/fylkeskommuner), further subdivided into municipalities, (sing. kommune, plur. kommunar/kommuner). One county, Oslo, is not divided into municipalities, rather it is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.

Each county has its own county council (fylkesting) whose representatives are elected every four years together with representatives to the municipal councils. The counties handle matters as high schools and local roads, and until 1 January 2002 hospitals as well. This responsibility was transferred to the state-run health authorities and health trusts, and there is a debate on the future of the county municipality as an administrative entity. Some people, and parties, such as the Conservative and Progress Party, call for the abolishment of the county municipalities once and for all, while others, including the Labour Party, merely want to merge some of them into larger regions.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: County
Ænglisc: Scīr
azərbaycanca: Şəhristan
تۆرکجه: بولگه
беларуская: Графства
български: Графство
Boarisch: County
brezhoneg: Kontelezh
Cebuano: Kontado
čeština: Hrabství
Cymraeg: Sir
dansk: County
Deutsch: County
eesti: Maakond
Ελληνικά: Κομητεία
español: Condado
Esperanto: County
فارسی: شهرستان
français: Comitat
Gaelg: Coontae
galego: Condado
हिन्दी: काउण्टी
hrvatski: Grofovija
Ido: Komtio
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: কোন্ডাডো
íslenska: Sýsla
kurdî: Şaristan
Latina: Comitatus
latviešu: Grāfiste
Limburgs: Graofsjap
македонски: Грофовија
Bahasa Melayu: Kaunti
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Gâing
Nederlands: County
日本語: カウンティ
нохчийн: Графство
Nordfriisk: County
occitan: Comtat
پنجابی: کاؤنٹی
Tok Pisin: Kaunti
Plattdüütsch: County
polski: Hrabstwo
português: Condado
română: Comitat
русский: Графство
Scots: Coonty
Simple English: County
српски / srpski: Грофовија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Grofovija
suomi: Piirikunta
svenska: County
Tagalog: Kondado
тоҷикӣ: Шаҳристон
Türkçe: Kontluk
українська: Графство
اردو: شہرستان
vèneto: Contea
Tiếng Việt: Hạt (hành chính)
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