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This article is about the district in Kristiansand, Norway. For other uses, see Tveit (disambiguation).
District Tveit
Coat of arms of District Tveit
Coat of arms
Location of District Tveit
District Tveit is located in Vest-Agder
District Tveit
District Tveit
District Tveit is located in Norway
District Tveit
District Tveit
Location of the village
Coordinates: 58°13′25″N 8°06′35″E / 58.2236°N 08.1098°E / 58.2236; 08.1098Coordinates: 58°13′25″N 8°06′35″E / 58.2236°N 08.1098°E / 58.2236; 08.1098
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Vest-Agder
City Kristiansand
Boroughs Oddernes
Elevation[1] 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 2,000
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-030112

Tveit is a village and surrounding district in Oddernes borough in the city of Kristiansand in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The Tveit district is located in the northeastern part of Kristiansand, northeast of the Topdalsfjorden along the lower part of the Tovdalselva river. Tveit is the site of the main airport for Southern Norway: Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik. The district was the separate municipality of Tveit from 1838 until it was merged into Kristiansand in 1965.

The village of Tveit lies along the Tovdalselva river, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northeast of the airport. Tveit Church is located in the village. The stone church was built in the 12th century, and it is the oldest building in the village. The 1-square-kilometre (250-acre) village has a population (2016) of 1,418 which gives the village a population density of 1,418 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,670/sq mi).[2]


The district (originally the parish) was named after the old Tveit farm (Old Norse: Þveit), since the Tveit Church was built there. The name is identical with the word þveit which means "a piece of cleared land cut from a forest".[3] The name spelled differently over the centuries: Tved, Thvet, and Tveid.[4]


In 2010, the Kristiansand City Council had a vote on which district should have a new sports hall. The 2 finalists were Tveit and Randesund. In a final bid to win the facility, the people from Tveit launched a supporters meeting outside the council offices with about 300 attendees. Randesund supporters were also there numbering about 10. The same day it was announced that Tveit had won the bid.

Therefore a new Tveit sports hall will be built in the coming years with a budget of 20 million kr. Currently there is a small sports hall in Tveit at the Ve School which is used by various organisations.

The Tveit Skisenter is also the largest ski resort in Kristiansand. It even has ski escalators.


Bus transportation from/through Tveit
Line Destination [5]
35 Kjevik-Brattvollshei - Kristiansand
35 Kjevik-Brattvollshei o/ Grødum - Kristiansand
36 Tveit-Grødum - Kristiansand
36 Tveit-Grødum - Ve
36 Tveit-Grødum o/ Kjevik - Rona
37 Birkeland - Kristiansand
37 Birkeland o/ Dønnestad - Kristiansand
220 Solsetta/Grødum/Dønnestad - Ve
FLY Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik - Kristiansand


The 10 largest politics parties in Tveit as of 2015: [6]

Kristiansand City Council Percent of votes Votes
Labour Party 26,8% 288
Conservative Party 24,2% 260
Christian Democratic Party 12,4% 133
Progress Party 12,4% 127
The Democrats 11,8% 88
Liberal Party 8,2% 38
Green Party 3,5% 37
Pensioners' Party 2,7% 33
Socialist Left Party 1,7% 29
The Christians 0,9% 10
Others 1,6% 17
Total 99,7% 1060


  • Boen
  • Bjørndalen
  • Brattvollsheia
  • Drangsholt
  • Dønnestad
  • Foss
  • Grødum
  • Hamre
  • Hamreheia
  • Hamresanden
  • Kjevik
  • Kråkebumoen
  • Ryen
  • Solsletta
  • Topdalen
  • Ve

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  1. ^ "Tveit, Kristiansand (Vest-Agder)". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2016). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  3. ^ Harper, Douglas (November 2001). "Thwaite". Online Etymology Dictionary. 
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 1. 
  5. ^ "AKT". 
  6. ^ "Valgresultat for Tveit". Retrieved 2015-09-18. 

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