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Strømsgodset is a former municipality in Vestfold county (from 1964 Buskerudmarker county), Norway, today a part of the city of Drammenmarker.

Strømsgodset was originally a small rural annex to the city parish of Bragernes (Drammenmarker). But since this annex belonged to the county of Vestfold, while the city belonged to the county of Buskerudmarker, it had to be established as a formannskapsdistrikt of its own January 1, 1838. (The law of formannskapsdistrikt also required a division between cities and rural districts.) The small size of this formannskapsdistrikt was, however, a problem - and it had to be merged with the larger municipality of Skogermarker January 1, 1844. Before the merger Strømsgodset had a population of 731.

Skoger (with Strømsgodset) was merged with Drammen January 1, 1964 - and it was then transferred from the county of Vestfold to the county of Buskerud.

Today, Strømsgodset is known mainly for its soccer team, Strømsgodset IF.

The name

The meaning of the name is 'the estate (gods) of the noble farm of Strøm'. The old farm Strøm (Norse Straumr) is located at the bank of Drammenselvamarker, and it is named after the stream (straumr) in the river there. (The name is not related to Strømm in the same county, which is named after another farm with the same meaning.)


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