Photo of the day – Skjeberg
Skjeberg is a former municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The last administrative centre was Borgenhaugen. The parish of Skjeberg was established as a municipality January 1, 1838. The property Hagelund with 8 inhabitants was moved to Haldenmunicipality January 1, 1968. The rural municipality of Skjeberg was (together with Tune and Varteig) merged with the city of Sarpsborg January 1, 1992. Prior to the merger Skjeberg had a population of 14,295. The urban areas of Skjeberg has a population of 1,975.
The municipality (originally the parish) was named after the old farm of Skjeberg (Norse *Skjalfberg), since the first church was built there. The first element is (probably) skjalf f ‘shelf’, the last element is berg n ‘rocky hill, mountain’.