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Hamar kommune
Image:Hamar_kart.png
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
0.11 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 30
27,245
0.60 %
4.3 %
81/km²
Coordinates 60°49′N 11°9′E
www.hamar.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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. ... [[Image:View-of-Hedemarken-from-Van. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

Coordinates: 60°49′N 11°9′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...


Hamar is a town and municipality in the county of Hedmark, Norway. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... 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. ...


Hamar is located on the shores of Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, and is the principal city of the Hedmark county. It is bordered to the northwest by Ringsaker, to the north by Åmot, to the east by Løten, and on the south by Stange. Map of Mjøsa with cities Lillehammer (North), Gjøvik (West), and Hamar (East) Mjøsa is Norways largest lake. ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ... The municipality Ringsaker in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 31,701 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Hedmark Landscape 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. ... 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. ... Stange is a municipality in the county of Hedmark, Norway. ...

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History

Between 500 AD and 1000 AD, the farm Aker was probably one of the most important power centres in Norway, located just a few kilometres outside today's Hamar. After the christianization of Norway in 1030, Hamar began to gain influence as a centre for trade and religion, until the episcopal representative Nikolaus Breakspear in 1152 founded Hamar Kaupangen as one of five dioceses in medieval Norway. It remained an important religious and political centre in Norway, organized around the cathedral and the bishop's manor until the reformation in 1536, when it lost its status as a bishopric. The Hamar cathedral and manor were destroyed in the Northern Seven Years' War with Sweden in 1567, and in 1568 the market was disbanded, under pressure from citizens of Oslo. Since then, Hamar gradually lost its importance as a trading centre. The site of the medieval town fell into disrepair and was taken over by a farm. Events Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon army that may have been led by the bretwalda Aelle of Sussex (approximate date; suggested dates range from 490 to 510) Note: This battle may have influenced the legend of King Arthur. ... (Redirected from 1000 AD) For other uses, see number 1000. ... Adrian IV, born Nicholas Breakspear (ca. ... Events March 4 - Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans Eleanor of Aquitaine has her marriage to Louis VII annulled May 18 - Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henry of Anjou Church of Ireland acknowledges Popes authority Almohad Dynasty conquers Algeria Establishment of the archbishopric of Nidaros (Trondheim), Norway... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... Events February 2 - Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... A photograph of the ruins by Axel Lindahl taken in the 1890s. ... Frederick II of Denmark attacking 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 Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, fought between 1563... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


The modern city

The modern city of Hamar was founded a kilometer or so south of the medieval city in 1849 by King Oscar as a trading center. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway, Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte (July 4, 1799 - July 8, 1859) was the only son of General Bernadotte, afterwards King Charles XIV of Sweden and Norway, and his wife, Eugenie Desirée Clary, afterwards Queen Desideria. ...


The Hedmark museum, located on Domkirkeodden is an important historical landmark in Hamar, an out-door museum with remains of the medieval church, in a protective glass housing, the episcopal fortress, and a collection of old farm houses. The museum is a combined medieval, ethnological and archaeological museum and has received architectural prizes for its approach to conservation and exhibition. It also houses a vast photographic archive for the Hedmark region. The Hedmark Museum - proper name Hedmarksmuseet og Domkirkeodden - is a regional museum for the municipalities of Stange, Hamar (which now includes Vang i Hedmark), Løten, and Ringsaker in central eastern Norway. ...


Hamar is also known for its indoor speed skating arena, the Olympia Hall, better known as Vikingskipet ("The Viking ship") for its shape. It was built to host the speed skating competitions of the 1994 Winter Olympics that were held in nearby Lillehammer. Speed skating or speedskating is a form of skating in which the competitors attempt to travel a certain distance as quickly as possible on skates. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... The term Viking is used to denote the ship-borne explorers, traders and warriors who originated in Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and raided the coasts of the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... County Oppland District Gudbrandsdal Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ...


The centre of Hamar is the pedestrian walkway in the middle of town, with the library, cinema and farmer's market on Stortorget (the big square) on the western side, and Østre Torg (the eastern square) on the eastern side.


Hamar is an important railway junction between two different lines to Trondheim. Rørosbanen, the old railway line, branches off from the mainline Dovrebanen. The Norwegian national railway museum (Norsk Jernbanemuseum) is also situated in Hamar. County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... The Rørosbane is a 431-km long railway line in Norway running between the towns of Hamar and Trondheim via Elverum and Røros. ... Dovrebanen is the main line of the Norwegian railway system between Oslo and Trondheim. ...

Famous residents

Sigurd Evensmo (born 1912 in Hamar, Norway and died 1978) was a Norwegian author and journalist. ...

External links

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Municipalities of Hedmark Hedmark coat of arms

Alvdal | Eidskog | Elverum | Engerdal | Folldal | Grue | Hamar | Kongsvinger | Løten | Nord-Odal | Os | Rendalen | Ringsaker | Stange | Stor-Elvdal | Sør-Odal | Tolga | Trysil | Tynset | Våler | Åmot | Åsnes Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... County Hedmark Landscape Østerdalen Municipality NO-0438 Administrative centre Alvdal Mayor (2003) Svein Borkhus (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 116 943 km² 919 km² 0. ... County Hedmark Landscape GlÃ¥mdal Municipality NO-0420 Administrative centre Skotterud Mayor (2003) Ivar Skulstad (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 174 641 km² 604 km² 0. ... County Hedmark District Østerdalen Municipality NO-1101 Administrative centre Elverum Mayor (2003) Terje Røe (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 80 1,229 km² 1,209 km² 0. ... Engerdal is a municipality in the county of Hedmark, Norway. ... The municipality Folldal in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 1,753 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Hedmark Landscape Solør Municipality NO-0423 Administrative centre Kirkenær Mayor (2003) Niels F. Rolsdorph (H) Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 131 837 km² 777 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. ... 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. ... County Hedmark Landscape Odal, Norway Municipality NO-0418 Administrative centre Sand Mayor (2003) Asgeir Østli (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 206 508 km² 475 km² 0. ... The municipality Rendalen in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 2,217 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Ringsaker in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 31,701 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Stange is a municipality in the county of Hedmark, Norway. ... The municipality Stor-Elvdal in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 2,921 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Hedmark Landscape Odal, Norway Municipality NO-0419 Administrative centre Skarnes Mayor (2004) Henning Myrvang (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 203 517 km² 479 km² 0. ... County Hedmark Landscape Østerdalen Municipality NO-0436 Administrative centre Tolga Mayor (2003) Marit Gilleberg (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 91 1,123 km² 1,098 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-0437 Administrative centre Tynset Mayor (2006) Borgar Valle (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 34 1,879 km² 1,822 km² 0. ... 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 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. ... County Hedmark District Solør Municipality NO-0425 Administrative centre Flisa Mayor (2003) Frank Bjørneset (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 100 1,041 km² 1,004 km² 0. ...

25 biggest cities of Norway (with number of inhabitants according to Statistics Norway [1])

Oslo (811,700) | Bergen (369,099) | Stavanger (234,015) | Trondheim (213,605) | Fredrikstad (132,093) | Drammen (159,704) | Skien (85,100) | Kristiansand (104,660) | Tromsø (52,400) | Tønsberg (45,000) | Ålesund (44,100) | Haugesund (40,300) | Sandefjord (39,600) | Moss (34,500) | Bodø (34,100) | Arendal (30,900) | Hamar (28,800) | Larvik (23,100) | Halden (22,000) | Harstad (19,400) | Lillehammer (19,100) | Molde (18,600) | Mo i Rana (17,900) | Kongsberg (17,700) | Horten (17,700) This is a list of cities in Norway by population. ... Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrÃ¥ or SSB) is the Norwegian statistics bureau. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0106 Administrative centre Fredrikstad Mayor (2006) Ole Haabeth (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 283 288 km² 283 km² 0. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... County Vest-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County Troms District Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... County Vestfold District Viken Municipality NO-0704 Administrative centre Tønsberg Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 381 107 km² 106 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Sunnmøre Municipality NO-1504 Administrative centre Ã…lesund Mayor (2003) Arve Tonning (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 388 98 km² 93 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... http://www. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-0906 Administrative centre Arendal Mayor (2004) Torill Rolstad Larsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 289 270 km² 255 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0709 Administrative centre Larvik Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 199 535 km² 501 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0101 Administrative centre Halden Mayor (2003) Per Kristian Dahl (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 173 642 km² 596 km² 0. ... Image:Harstad i norge. ... County Oppland District Gudbrandsdal Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Romsdal Municipality NO-1502 Administrative centre Molde Mayor (2005) Jan Petter Hammerø (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 254 363 km² 355 km² 0. ... Mo i Rana is a town in Rana kommune in Nordland, Norway. ... Kongsberg (lit. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0701 Administrative centre Horten Mayor (2004) Nils Henning Hontvedt Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 407 70 km² 68 km² 0. ...


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