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Nome is a municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Midt-Telemark. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ulefoss.

Nome kommune
Ulefoss, Nome
Ulefoss, Nome
Coat of arms of Nome kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nome kommune
Telemark within
Nome within Telemark
Nome within Telemark
Coordinates: 59°17′5″N 9°7′26″E / 59.28472°N 9.12389°E / 59.28472; 9.12389Coordinates: 59°17′5″N 9°7′26″E / 59.28472°N 9.12389°E / 59.28472; 9.12389
Administrative centreUlefoss
 • Mayor (2011)Bjørg Lundefaret (Ap)
 • Total430 km2 (170 sq mi)
 • Land386 km2 (149 sq mi)
Area rank229 in Norway
 • Total6,606
 • Rank149 in Norway
 • Density17/km2 (40/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Demonym(s)Hollasokning or
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0819
Official language formNeutral

The municipality of Nome was created on 1 January 1964 when the two former municipalities of Holla and Lunde were merged. Nome consists of a number of villages including Lunde, Ulefoss, Flåbygd, and Svenseid.


General informationEdit


The municipality of Nome was created in 1964 and the name was taken from a lake in the river of Eidselva. The meaning of the name is unknown (maybe related to the first element in the name Numedal).


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1989. The arms are silver and blue and are divided party per bend sinister to look like steps. It is meant to represent the Telemark Canal which runs through the municipality.

Romnes Church

Romnes ChurchEdit

Romnes church (Romnes kirke) is a Romanesque stone church. It was built between 1150 and 1250. The church was constructed of stone joined with lime, while the corners consist of limestone. The apse and nave has a flat ceiling, while the choir has vaulted wood ceilings. The entrance portal to the west is of decorated stone. The church also had an entrance on the south wall in the choir. The pulpit and baroque altarpiece are from the 1700s. The square bell tower dates to the end of the 1800s. The church currently has curved red bricks on the roof. During the restoration in 1921, murals from the late Middle Ages were restored. Additional restoration was conducted between 1966-1967.[2]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "Romnes kirke". kulturminnesok. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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