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Oppland is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. The county administration is in Lillehammer. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Sør-Trøndelag is a county in the area Trøndelag in Norway, bordering Nord-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark. ... Møre og Romsdal is a county in the northernmost part of the Vestlandet region of Norway, and borders the counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. ... Sogn og Fjordane is a county in Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud and Hordaland. ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... County NO-02 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Oslo County mayor Hildur Horn Øien (KrF) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 16 4,918 km² 1. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape 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. ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen 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. ...

Oppland fylke
County NO-05
Region Østlandet
Administrative centre Lillehammer
County mayor  
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 5
25,192 km²
7.82 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 12
183,690
4.01 %
0.2 %
8/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 13
35,406 million NOK
2.32 %
193,130 NOK

Oppland extends from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden to the mountains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen and Rondane. The county includes the landscapes Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland and Land. 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 amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... Norway is divided into five different major regions (landsdel): Sørlandet Østlandet (Austlandet) Vestlandet Trøndelag Nord-Norge (Nord-Noreg) These divisions are by convention, based on geographical and also dialectical differences. ... Østlandet is the geographical region of the eastern part of Norway. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen 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. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Krone is the name of the currency used in Norway. ... The landmark Geiteryggen looking south from Hamar Mjøsa is Norways largest lake. ... Randsfjorden is Norways fourth largest lake with an area of 138 km2. ... Dovrefjell is a mountain range in central Norway that forms a natural barrier between the southern regions of Norway and the area around Trondheim. ... Jotunheimen is a mountain range in southern Norway covering an area of roughly 3,500 km². It is a part of the bigger Scandinavian Mountains mountain range. ... Rondane National Park (Norwegian: Rondane nasjonalpark) was the first national park in Norway, established on December 21, 1962. ... The Gudbrandsdal valley is a valley in the Norwegian fylke of Oppland. ... Valdres is a landscape in central, southern Norway, situated between Gudbrandsdal and Hallingdal. ... Toten is a landscape in the eastern part of Norway, consisting of the municipalities Østre Toten and Vestre Toten. ... Hadeland is a landscape located at the southern end of lake Randsfjorden in Oppland, Norway. ... Land is a landscape in Oppland, Norway consisting of the municipalities Nordre Land and Søndre Land. ...


Oppland includes the cities Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Otta, and Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen. County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen 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 Oppland Landscape Toten Municipality NO-0502 Administrative centre Gjøvik Mayor (2003) Tore Hagebakken (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 165 672 km² 630 km² 0. ... Glittertind is the second highest mountain in Norway, at 2464 m above sea level, including the glacier at its peak (without the glacier, its 2452 m). ... Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Norway, at 2469 m above sea level. ...


A lot of museums and other attractions are situated here. Tourism is important to the economy; Valdres and Gudbrandsdalen being popular attractions. Gudbrandsdalen surrounds the river Gudbrandsdalslågen, and includes the villages Øyer, Dovre and Dombås. Valdres includes the land extending from Jotunheimen down to Bagn at Begna river. It is a well known place for skiing and winter sports. The main built up places here are Beitostølen and Fagernes. The GudbrandsdalslÃ¥gen river flows through Norways Gudbrandsdal valley, starting in Lesja municipality. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0521 Administrative centre Tretten Mayor (2003) Ole Hageløkken (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 176 640 km² 616 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Dovre region Municipality NO-0511 Administrative centre Dombås Mayor (2003) Erland A. Løkken (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 65 1,364 km² 1,348 km² 0. ... The village of DombÃ¥s lies in the Dovre municipality and serves as an administrative center in the upper Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. ... Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... County Oppland Landscape Valdres Municipality NO-0544 Administrative centre Heggenes Mayor (2003) Gro Lundby (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 109 963 km² 881 km² 0. ... Fagernes is the largest town in the valley of Valdres, Norway, with a population of around 1,800. ...


History

In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Oppland was a petty kingdom. The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 A.D and 1066 A.D in Scandinavia. ... Harald I (b. ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ...


Some kings of Oppland:

Halfdan Hvitbeinn was the son of Olof Trätälja of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. ... The Ynglinga saga or Ynglingesaga, was originally written in Old Norse by the Icelandic poet Snorri Sturluson about 1225 CE. He based it on an earlier Ynglingatal which is attributed to the Norwegian 10th century skald Tjodolf of Hvin, and which also appears in Historia Norwegiae. ... Ragnvald Eysteinsson, The Wise (830-890) (Old Norse: Rögnvaldr Mærajarl), Earl of Sunnmøre, Nordmøre and Romsdal, was born in Maer Nord-Trøndelag, Norway and died at the Orkney Islands. ...

Municipalities


County Oppland Landscape Dovre region Municipality NO-0511 Administrative centre Dombås Mayor (2003) Erland A. Løkken (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 65 1,364 km² 1,348 km² 0. ... Etnedal is a municipality in the county of Oppland, Norway, that had 1,431 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0522 Administrative centre Østre gausdal Mayor (2003) Olav Olstad (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 84 1,192 km² 1,149 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Toten Municipality NO-0502 Administrative centre Gjøvik Mayor (2003) Tore Hagebakken (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 165 672 km² 630 km² 0. ... Gran Gran is a municipality in the county of Oppland, Norway. ... The municipality Jevnaker in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 6,227 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0512 Administrative centre Lesja Mayor (2003) Per Dag Hole (Sp) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 22 2,259 km² 2,168 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen 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. ... Missing image Image:Lom kart. ... County Oppland Landscape Hadeland Municipality NO-0533 Administrative centre Roa Mayor (2003) Harald N. Nessjøen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 281 292 km² 272 km² 0. ... The municipality Nord-Aurdal in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 6,538 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... The municipality Nord-Fron in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 5,886 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... The municipality Nordre Land in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 6,892 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... The municipality Ringebu in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 4,644 inhabitants as of 2003. ... The municipality Sel in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 6,162 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0513 Administrative centre Bismo Mayor (2005) Ola StensgÃ¥rd (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 27 2,076 km² 1,969 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Land Municipality NO-0536 Administrative centre Hov Mayor (2003) Reidar Eriksen (Søndre Land Bygdeliste) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 150 728 km² 659 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Valdres Municipality NO-0540 Administrative centre Bagn Mayor (2003) Knut Torgersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 93 1,109 km² 1,071 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0519 Administrative centre Sør-fron Mayor (2003) Aksel Eng (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 147 745 km² 714 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Valdres Municipality NO-0545 Administrative centre Vang i Valdres Mayor (2003) Knut O. Haalien (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 50 1,505 km² 1,311 km² 0. ... The municipality Vestre Slidre in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 2,269 inhabitants as of 1 January 2002. ... The municipality Vestre Toten in the county of Oppland, Norway, had 12,627 inhabitants as of 1 January 2003. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0515 Administrative centre VÃ¥gÃ¥ Mayor (2003) Rune Øygard (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 68 1,330 km² 1,253 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Toten Municipality NO-0528 Administrative centre Lena Mayor (2003) Hans Seierstad (Sp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 189 562 km² 486 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Gudbrandsdalen Municipality NO-0521 Administrative centre Tretten Mayor (2003) Ole Hageløkken (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 176 640 km² 616 km² 0. ... County Oppland Landscape Valdres Municipality NO-0544 Administrative centre Heggenes Mayor (2003) Gro Lundby (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 109 963 km² 881 km² 0. ...

Counties of Norway Coat of arms of Norway
Akershus | Aust-Agder | Buskerud | Finnmark | Hedmark | Hordaland | Møre og Romsdal | Nordland | Nord-Trøndelag | Oppland | Oslo | Østfold | Rogaland | Sogn og Fjordane | Sør-Trøndelag | Telemark | Troms | Vest-Agder | Vestfold


Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Norway coat of arms This image also exists on the commons as Image:Norway_coat. ... County NO-02 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Oslo County mayor Hildur Horn Øien (KrF) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 16 4,918 km² 1. ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Finnmark (Sami Finnmárku) is a county in the extreme north of Norway, bordering Troms, Finland (Lapland), and Russia (Murmansk Oblast). ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... Møre og Romsdal is a county in the northernmost part of the Vestlandet region of Norway, and borders the counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. ... Nordland is a county in Norway, bordering Troms and Nord-Trøndelag. ... County NO-17 Region Trøndelag Administrative centre Steinkjer County mayor Inger Lise Gjørv Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 6 22,412 km² 6. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape 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. ... Østfold is a county in southeastern Norway, bordering Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Vestfold is on the other side of the bay. ... Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ... Sogn og Fjordane is a county in Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud and Hordaland. ... Sør-Trøndelag is a county in the area Trøndelag in Norway, bordering Nord-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Troms is a county in Norway, bordering Finnmark and Nordland. ... Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. ...

Regions of Norway Flag of Norway

Østlandet | Sørlandet | Vestlandet | Trøndelag | Nord-Norge Norway is divided into five different major regions (landsdel): Sørlandet Østlandet (Austlandet) Vestlandet Trøndelag Nord-Norge (Nord-Noreg) These divisions are by convention, based on geographical and also dialectical differences. ... Flag of Norway, large The Norwegian flag is high red with a white-bordered, dark blue cross. ... Østlandet is the geographical region of the eastern part of Norway. ... Sørlandet is the geographical region (landsdel) of the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway. ... Vestlandet is the geographical region of the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. ... Trøndelag is the name of a geographical region in the middle of Norway, consisting of the two counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag. ... Nord-Norge (Norwegian for Northern Norway) is the name of the geographical region of northern Norway, consisting of the three counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Ancestors from Norway - Oppland genealogy sources (1561 words)
1801 census - Oppland from Digitalarkivet at the University of Bergen.
1865 census - Oppland from Digitalarkivet at the University of Bergen.
1875 census - Oppland from Digitalarkivet at the University of Bergen.
BollaugNEW - aqwg04 (507 words)
Gunder JOENSEN was born 2 Dec 1804 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway and was christened 16 Dec 1804 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway.
Kari ERICSEN [Parents] was born 28 Jul 1808 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway and was christened 14 Aug 1808 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway.
Hans GUNDERSEN [Parents] was born 2 Aug 1780 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway and was christened 3 Aug 1780 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway.
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