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Elverum kommune
Image:NO 1101 Elverum.svg
County Hedmark
District Østerdalen
Municipality NO-1101
Administrative centre Elverum
Mayor (2007) Terje Røe (Ap)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 80
1,229 km²
1,209 km²
0.38 %
Population
 - Total (2006)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 49
18,992[1]
0.41 %
7.1 %
16/km²
Coordinates 60°55′N 11°42′E / 60.917, 11.7Coordinates: 60°55′N 11°42′E / 60.917, 11.7
www.elverum.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File links Coat of arms for the municipality of Elverum (kommune), Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Østerdalen is a valley and landscape in the eastern part of Norway, consisting of the municipalities Rendalen, Alvdal, Folldal, Tynset, Tolga and Os in the north, Elverum, Engerdal, Stor-Elvdal, Trysil and Åmot in the south. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... The Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti, Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) is a left-wing political party in Norway. ... Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ... Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Elverum is a municipality in the county of Hedmark, Norway. Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ...


Elverum was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Formannsskapsdistrikt was the name for a Norwegian local self-government district. ...


Elverum lies at an important crossroads, with Hamar to the West, Kongsvinger to the South, and Trysil on the Swedish border to the northeast. It is bordered on the north by Åmot municipality, in the north east by Trysil municipality, in the south east by Våler and in the west by Løten. County Hedmark District Hedemarken Municipality NO-0403 Administrative centre Hamar Mayor (2004) Einar Busterud (By- og bygdelista - The City and Rural areas Party) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 257 351 km² 338 km² 0. ... County Hedmark District GlÃ¥mdal Municipality NO-0402 Administrative centre Kongsvinger Mayor (2003) Arve Bones (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 102 1,036 km² 953 km² 0. ... The municipality Trysil in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 7,049 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Hedmark District Østerdalen Municipality NO-0429 Administrative centre Rena Mayor (2003) Ole Gustav Narud (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 67 1,340 km² 1,293 km² 0. ... The municipality Trysil in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 7,049 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Hedmark Landscape Solør Municipality NO-0426 Administrative centre VÃ¥ler i Solør Mayor (2003) Kjell Konterud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 158 705 km² 678 km² 0. ... County Hedmark Landscape Hedemarken Municipality NO-0415 Administrative centre Løten Mayor (2003) Martin Skramstad (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 252 369 km² 362 km² 0. ...

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Elverum in History

The name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old farm Elverum (Norse Alfarheimr), since the first church was built here. The first element is the genitive case of elfr f 'river' (here Glomma), the last element is heimr m 'home, homestead, farm'. The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the East Germanic languages. ... Glomma, pronounced and written Glåma in northern regions of the river, is the longest river in Norway, 598 kilometers long. ... The word Heim is the German equivalent of the English word home. ...


Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1988). It shows an owl - the bird of knowledge (to represent the many schools in the municipality). In addition the owl seems slightly aggressive, to represent the historic, strategic and military importance of the town. For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). ...


Military ties

During the Nordic Seven Years' War (1563 - 1570), Swedish troops invaded Norway in a number of locations, including a number of incursions into the Østerdal. In 1563, Norwegian troops stopped the Swedish advance at Elverum, which provided a strategic point since it lay on both north-south and east-west trade and travel routes. Fredrik II conquers Älvsborg 1563 The Northern Seven Years War (also known as the Nordic Seven Years War, the First Northern War or the Seven Years War in Scandinavia) was the war between Sweden and a coalition of Denmark-Norway, Lubeck and Poland, fought between 1563 and 1570. ... Events February 1 - Sarsa Dengel succeeds his father Menas as Emperor of Ethiopia February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ...


The parishes Idre and Särna originally belonged to Elverum. But they was occupied by Swedish troops in 1644, and since that lost to Sweden. Särna Court District, or Särna tingslag, was a district divided between Dalarna and Härjedalen in Sweden. ...


Construction of fortifications started in 1673 during the Gyldenløve War as Hammersberg Skanse (also referred to as Terningen Skanse); the bastion of which is still preserved today. It was renamed Christiansfjell Fortress in 1685 by Christian V during his visit to Hammersberg skanse on June 14th. Although the fortress was manned through the Great Northern War, the city was spared major battles. In 1742 Christiansfjell Fortress was closed. Norwegian Fortresses A Historical Context for Norwegian Fortresses Most Norwegian fortresses were constructed in the period of intense competition among the Baltic powers (Denmark-Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland and the German states) for northern supremacy. ... 1673 (MDCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Denmark initiated the Gyldenløve War (1675 – 1679) ( referred to as the Scanian War in Danish history) by marching a Danish army of 16,000 men into Mecklenburg in an effort to redress the losses of the pervious years. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The point of a bastion on a reconstructed French fort in Illinois. ... Christiansfjel Fortress was initially established by Count Wedel-Jarlsberg in 1683 as Hammersberg Skanse. ... Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... Christian V (April 15, 1646 - August 25, 1699), was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670-1699. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Great Northern War. ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ...


A Norwegian infantry regiment, the Oppland Regiment, was formed in 1657 and Elverum became a garrison town. The area of population east of the river called Leiret (literally the camp) adjacent to Christiansfjell Fortress was built up by soldiers as well as the merchants and craftsmen who settled nearby. Even to this day the area of Elverum east of the river is referred to as Leiret. The Oppland Regiment, a Norwegian infantry regiment, was formed in 1657 and stationed at Elverum. ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but...


In 1878, Terningmoen at Elverum became the home base for the Oppland Regiment and an artillery school was founded here in 1896. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...


The Oppland Regiment had a history which included courageous involvement in combat from the Swedish wars of the 17th century through the German invasion of Norway in 1940. As part of the general restructuring, the unit was disbanded in 2002. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... German battle cruisers in a Norwegian port in June 1940 The Norwegian Campaign, lasting from 9 April to 10 June 1940, led to the first direct land confrontation between the military forces of the Allies — United Kingdom and France — against Nazi Germany in World War II. The primary reason for... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Elverum as a Regional Town

In the Danish-Norwegian period, Elverum was the location for a bailiff (fogd), a judge (sorenskriver), a head pastor (prost), as well as numerous military officers. Bailiff (from Late Latin bajulivus, adjectival form of bajulus) is a governor or custodian (cf. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      A pastor is an...


It became important as a market town as well. In 1570 Hamar Cathedral in Hamar was burned and Hamarhus castle was destroyed by the Swedish armies during the Seven Years' War with Sweden. Hamar lost its city status, leaving no kjøpstad, or official market city, between Christiania and Trondheim. Eastern Norway needed an organized market for trading goods. The Grundset market (Grundsetmart'n) in Elverum municipality grew to meet the need. It is recorded as existing in the 17th century, and in 1765 the owner of Gaarder obtained special market privileges from the king, to take place six miles north of the population center of Elverum on his estate. By 1767 it was described as Norway's largest and most famous market. On the first week of March, for almost 300 years, the folks of the district met to trade and to celebrate. People from Gudbrandsdal, Oslo, Trøndelag and Sweden also regularly came to Grundsetmart'n. The Grundset market was finally abandoned in 1901, when pressures of the railroad and other markets made it superfluous. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... A photograph of the ruins by Axel Lindahl taken in the 1890s. ... County Hedmark District Hedemarken Municipality NO-0403 Administrative centre Hamar Mayor (2004) Einar Busterud (By- og bygdelista - The City and Rural areas Party) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 257 351 km² 338 km² 0. ... Hamarhus castle, the fortified palace of the bishop, in Hamar was destroyed in 1570 by the Swedish armies during the Nordic Seven Years War. ... Depending on context, Christiania can refer to: Christiania, capital of Norway – what Oslo was called from 1624 to 1877, named after King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway; subsequently, the city was called Kristiania (q. ... County District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2003-) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...

View of the westside of the river Glomma from Gammelbrua
View of the westside of the river Glomma from Gammelbrua

Elverum has been the market town for the Østerdal since the 18th century. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... The upper river valleys of Norwegian rivers have distinctive names which are vestiges of earlier cultural distinctions such as building styles, traditional clothing or bunad and domestic crafts. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


The railway connecting Oslo and Trondheim passed through Elverum in 1877. County District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2003-) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Elverum in Recent History

Elverum municipality served as a temporary capital of Norway during the World War II German invasion. On April 9, 1940 Norwegian troops prevented the Germans from capturing Norway's King Haakon, Crown Prince, and Parliament while the Parliament was meeting to issue the Elverum Authorization, authorizing the exiled government authorization to run the Norwegian government until the Parliament could again convene. On April 11th, shortly after the government's refusal to submit to German terms, the center of Elverum was reduced to ashes. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... King Haakon VII King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (August 3, 1872 - September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden in 1905. ... Olav V Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... The Storting main building The Storting, or Stortinget, (the Great Assembly), is the parliament of Norway, and is located in Oslo. ... The Elverum Authorization (Elverumsfullmakten) was approved unanimously by the Norwegian Parliament on April 9, 1940 in the town of Elverum in Norway after the Norwegian royal family, executive branch, and parliament had evacuated Oslo to evade capture by German troops in the course of Operation Weserübung during World War...


Elverum's Museums

Norwegian Forest Museum

The Norwegian Forest Museum is a national museum recognizing the importance of forestry, hunting and fishing to the Norwegian history and economy. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ...


Glomdal Museum

From the eastern side of Glomma (the Museum of Norwegian Forestry - Skogmuseet), a pedestrian bridge across the Klokkerfoss falls to Prestøya, and then a bridge across the Prestfossen falls leads to the Glomdal Museum, one of the largest Norwegian outdoor museums, with numerous houses from the mountain parishes of Østerdalen and the lowland districts of Solør on the Glomma river valley. The exhibition includes a library with numerous books, including handwritten medieval manuscripts. Solør is a Norwegian landscape consisting of the Glomma valley between Elverum in the north and Kongsvinger in the south. ...


Famous residents


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