Hurdal is a municipality in Akershus in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hurdal.

Hurdal kommune
Coat of arms of Hurdal kommune
Official logo of Hurdal kommune
Hurdal within Viken
Hurdal within Viken
Coordinates: 60°24′57″N 11°0′31″E / 60.41583°N 11.00861°E / 60.41583; 11.00861Coordinates: 60°24′57″N 11°0′31″E / 60.41583°N 11.00861°E / 60.41583; 11.00861
CountryNorway
CountyViken
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreHurdal
Government
 • Mayor (2013)Runar Bålsrud (V)
Area
 • Total285 km2 (110 sq mi)
 • Land261 km2 (101 sq mi)
Area rank284 in Norway
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,679
 • Rank292 in Norway
 • Density10/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
5.4%
Demonym(s)Hurdaling or
Hurdøling[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3037
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitewww.hurdal.kommune.no

Hurdal is located about 70 kilometres (40 mi) north of Oslo, along the lake Hurdalsjøen. Fjellsjøkampen is the highest hill in Akershus. The mountain Toppåsen is also located in the municipality.

General informationEdit

NameEdit

The name (Old Norse: Urðardalr and Hurðardalr) is an old district name. (The name of the church site is Gjøing.) The first element is the genitive case of an old river name (later called Gjøingelva which means "Gjøing river"), probably Urð which means "stony river" (from urð which means "scree"). (The sideform Hurðardalr has an addition of a false /h/.) The last element is dalr meaning "valley" or "dale". Prior to 1918, the name was spelled "Hurdalen".

Coat-of-armsEdit

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1988. The arms are green with a yellow-colored cone from a Norway Spruce tree (Picea abies).[3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Hurdal by country of origin in 2017[4]
Ancestry Number
  Germany 28
  Sweden 27
  Poland 27

HistoryEdit

The parish of Hurdalen was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Feiring was separated from Hurdal on 1 January 1870.

AttractionsEdit

  • Holy Trifon Skete, an Eastern Orthodox monastery of Orthodox church in Norway (Saint Nicolas commune). The monastery was established in 1985.[5]

Notable residentsEdit

GalleryEdit

Øvre Romerike fra Mistberget

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Hurdal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  4. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. ^ Russian flag in Norwegian monastery Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. Tidsskrift for Russisktalende i Norge Landsmann (Bergen). (in Russian)

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