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Tveit is a village and surrounding district in Oddernes borough in the city of Kristiansand in 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).


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". The name spelled differently over the centuries: Tved, Thvet, and Tveid.


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.



The 10 largest politics parties in Tveit as of 2015:


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

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Notable residents

Bernt Balchen (1899–1973), a Norwegian American aviator Marcus Gjøe Rosenkrantz, the First Minister of Norway from 1814–1815 Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard (born 1968).

Notable visitor

Former Vice President of the United States, Hubert Humphrey (1911–1978), had family ties to the area, and visited relatives here in 1951 and 1969, and is honored by a memorial stone near Tveit Church.
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