Tonsberg is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. The population of the entire urban area, regardless of municipality borders, and following the guidelines set by the national statistician agency, the SSB, was 46,091 as of January 1, 2007, making Tonsberg the tenth most populated city in Norway. Tonsberg is generally regarded as the oldest town in Norway. Tonsberg is still an industrial and maritime centre, with such diverse concerns as metal shops, shipyards, paper mills, leather processing, and breweries.

It is noted especially for its silverware. Tourist sites include ruins of the Tonsberghus, St. Michael's Church, the Royal Castle, Sem Church, and the Vestfold Museum. The Oseberg ship was found near the city in 1904. The longship is now in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. Perhaps the most important landmark in the town is the tower standing on the hill. It was erected in 1888 as a memorial to the old fortress, of which just fragmentary ruins remain today. Several streets in the town are named after old kings of Norway. The city is served by the railway line Vestfoldbanen, which runs in a loop through the city before reaching Tonsberg Station. Tonsberg and Covarrubias in Spain have entered a friendship agreement as the result of an old connection through Princess Kristina of Norway.

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