Innlandet is a county in Norway.[3] It was created on 1 January 2020[4] with the merger of the old counties of Oppland and Hedmark (the municipalities of Jevnaker and Lunner were transferred to the neighboring county of Viken on the same date). The new county has an area of 52,113 square kilometres (20,121 sq mi), making it the second largest county in Norway after Troms og Finnmark county.[5]

Innlandet fylke
Atnsjøen and Rondane
Coat of arms of Innlandet fylke
Official logo of Innlandet fylke
Innlandet fylke is located in Innlandet
Innlandet fylke
Innlandet fylke
Innlandet within Innlandet
Innlandet fylke is located in Norway
Innlandet fylke
Innlandet fylke
Innlandet fylke (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°30′00″N 10°40′00″E / 61.5°N 10.666667°E / 61.5; 10.666667Coordinates: 61°30′00″N 10°40′00″E / 61.5°N 10.666667°E / 61.5; 10.666667
CountryNorway
CountyInnlandet
DistrictEastern Norway
Established1 Jan 2020
 • Preceded byOppland and Hedmark
Administrative centreHamar
Government
 • BodyInnlandet County Municipality
 • Governor (2019)Knut Storberget (Ap)
 • County mayor
   (2019)
Even Aleksander Hagen (Ap)
Area
 • Total52,072 km2 (20,105 sq mi)
 • Land49,391 km2 (19,070 sq mi)
 • Water2,681 km2 (1,035 sq mi)  5.1%
 • Rank#2 in Norway
Highest elevation
2,469 m (8,100 ft)
Lowest elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total370,603
 • Rank#7 in Norway
 • Density7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +2.2%
DemonymInnlending[1]
Official language
 • Norwegian formNeutral
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-34
WebsiteOfficial website

The county name translates to "The Inland" which reflects that the county is the only landlocked county in Norway. The county covers approximately 17% of the total area of the mainland area of Norway. It stretches from the Viken county and the Oslo region in the south to Trøndelag county in the north. In the northwest, the county borders Møre og Romsdal and the Vestland county in the west. To the east the county borders the Swedish counties of Värmland and Dalarna.

The northern and western areas of the county are dominated by the mountainous areas Rondane, Dovrefjell and Jotunheimen. The Galdhøpiggen mountain is located within the Innlandet part of Jotunheimen and at 2,469 m (8,100 ft) it is the tallest mountain in Norway. The eastern and southern areas of the county are mainly made up of forests and agricultural land. Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, is located in the southern end of Innlandet, and Glomma the longest river in Norway also flows through the county.

Agriculture and forestry are two important industries in the county with approximately 20% of Norway's agricultural production[6] and about 40% of timber.[7]

The 1994 Winter Olympics were held at Lillehammer, the second-largest city in Innlandet county.

MunicipalitiesEdit

Innlandet County has a total of 46 municipalities:[8][9]

No. Municipality No. Name Created Former Municipality No. Former County
1 3428 Alvdal Jan 1, 2020 0438 Alvdal Hedmark
2 3431 Dovre Jan 1, 2020 0511 Dovre Oppland
3 3416 Eidskog Jan 1, 2020 0420 Eidskog Hedmark
4 3420 Elverum Jan 1, 2020 0427 Elverum Hedmark
5 3425 Engerdal Jan 1, 2020 0434 Engerdal Hedmark
6 3450 Etnedal Jan 1, 2020 0541 Etnedal Oppland
7 3429 Folldal Jan 1, 2020 0439 Folldal Hedmark
8 3441 Gausdal Jan 1, 2020 0522 Gausdal Oppland
9 3407 Gjøvik Jan 1, 2020 0502 Gjøvik Oppland
10 3446 Gran Jan 1, 2020 0534 Gran Oppland
11 3417 Grue Jan 1, 2020 0423 Grue Hedmark
12 3403 Hamar Jan 1, 2020 0403 Hamar Hedmark
13 3401 Kongsvinger Jan 1, 2020 0402 Kongsvinger Hedmark
14 3432 Lesja Jan 1, 2020 0512 Lesja Oppland
15 3405 Lillehammer Jan 1, 2020 0501 Lillehammer Oppland
16 3434 Lom Jan 1, 2020 0514 Lom Oppland
17 3412 Løten Jan 1, 2020 0415 Løten Hedmark
18 3451 Nord-Aurdal Jan 1, 2020 0542 Nord-Aurdal Oppland
19 3436 Nord-Fron Jan 1, 2020 0516 Nord-Fron Oppland
20 3414 Nord-Odal Jan 1, 2020 0418 Nord-Odal Hedmark
21 3448 Nordre Land Jan 1, 2020 0538 Nordre Land Oppland
22 3430 Os Jan 1, 2020 0441 Os Hedmark
23 3424 Rendalen Jan 1, 2020 0432 Rendalen Hedmark
24 3439 Ringebu Jan 1, 2020 0520 Ringebu Oppland
25 3411 Ringsaker Jan 1, 2020 0412 Ringsaker Hedmark
26 3437 Sel Jan 1, 2020 0517 Sel Oppland
27 3433 Skjåk Jan 1, 2020 0513 Skjåk Oppland
28 3413 Stange Jan 1, 2020 0417 Stange Hedmark
29 3423 Stor-Elvdal Jan 1, 2020 0430 Stor-Elvdal Hedmark
30 3447 Søndre Land Jan 1, 2020 0536 Søndre Land Oppland
31 3449 Sør-Aurdal Jan 1, 2020 0540 Sør-Aurdal Oppland
32 3438 Sør-Fron Jan 1, 2020 0519 Sør-Fron Oppland
33 3415 Sør-Odal Jan 1, 2020 0419 Sør-Odal Hedmark
34 3426 Tolga Jan 1, 2020 0436 Tolga Hedmark
35 3421 Trysil Jan 1, 2020 0428 Trysil Hedmark
36 3427 Tynset Jan 1, 2020 0437 Tynset Hedmark
37 3454 Vang Jan 1, 2020 0545 Vang Oppland
38 3452 Vestre Slidre Jan 1, 2020 0543 Vestre Slidre Oppland
39 3443 Vestre Toten Jan 1, 2020 0529 Vestre Toten Oppland
40 3435 Vågå Jan 1, 2020 0515 Vågå Oppland
41 3419 Våler Jan 1, 2020 0426 Våler Hedmark
42 3442 Østre Toten Jan 1, 2020 0528 Østre Toten Oppland
43 3440 Øyer Jan 1, 2020 0521 Øyer Oppland
44 3453 Øystre Slidre Jan 1, 2020 0544 Øystre Slidre Oppland
45 3422 Åmot Jan 1, 2020 0429 Åmot Hedmark
46 3418 Åsnes Jan 1, 2020 0425 Åsnes Hedmark

SettlementsEdit

 
Hamar, the largest city in Innlandet.
 
Lillehammer, the second largest city.
 
Tourist observes reindeer next to Besseggen trail in Jotunheimen National Park.

Most of the settlements in Innlandet are fairly small. As of 1 January 2020 Hamar is the largest with a population of 28,434.[10] Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Elverum, Kongsvinger and Brumunddal are the only other cities with populations above 10,000. However, Raufoss, Moelv, Vinstra, Fagernes and Otta also have city status.

Churches and parishesEdit

The whole county belongs to the Diocese of Hamar (plus two municipalities in neighboring Viken County.

GeographyEdit

MountainsEdit

GovernmentEdit

A county (fylke) is the chief local administrative area in Norway. The whole country is divided into 11 counties. A county is also an election area, with popular votes taking place every 4 years. In Innlandet, the government of the county is the Innlandet County Municipality. It includes 57 members who are elected to form a county council (Fylkesting). Heading the Fylkesting is the county mayor (fylkesordfører). Since 2020, the Innlandet County Municipality has been led by Even Aleksander Hagen, the county mayor. The county also has a County Governor (Statsforvalteren) who is the representative of the King and Government of Norway. Knut Storberget is the current County Governor of Innlandet. The offices for the county governor are located in Lillehammer.[11][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ "Arealstatistikk for Norge". Kartverket (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  4. ^ moderniseringsdepartementet, Kommunal- og (7 July 2017). "Regionreform". Regjeringen.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Mæhlum, Lars, ed. (2019-04-09). "Innlandet". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  6. ^ Bondelaget. "Landbruket i Innlandet skaper verdier" (PDF). Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  7. ^ Hobbelstad, Kåre. "Ressurssituasjonen i Hedmark of Oppland" (PDF). Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  8. ^ List of Norwegian municipality numbers (Norwegian)
  9. ^ List of municipality numbers of Norway (English)
  10. ^ "Population and land area in urban settlements". Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  11. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (2021-03-05). "fylke". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2022-02-05.

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