Nome, Norway

Nome is a municipality in Telemark in the county of Vestfold og Telemark in Norway. It is a part of the traditional region of Midt-Telemark and historically of Grenland region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ulefoss.

Nome kommune
Ulefoss, Nome
Ulefoss, Nome
Flag of Nome kommune
Coat of arms of Nome kommune
Official logo of Nome kommune
Nome within Vestfold og Telemark
Nome within Vestfold og Telemark
Coordinates: 59°17′5″N 9°7′26″E / 59.28472°N 9.12389°E / 59.28472; 9.12389
CountyVestfold og Telemark
Administrative centreUlefoss
 • Mayor (2011)Bjørg Lundefaret (Ap)
 • Total430 km2 (170 sq mi)
 • Land386 km2 (149 sq mi)
 • Rank#229 in Norway
 • Total6,606
 • Rank#149 in Norway
 • Density17/km2 (40/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Decrease −1.6%
Demonym(s)Hollasokning or
Official language
 • Norwegian formNeutral
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3816
WebsiteOfficial website

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, Helgen, Flåbygd, and Svenseid.

The area of the farmlands is 26.8 square kilometers (as of 2013); barley is farmed on 4.9 sq.kilometers.[3]

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 and 1967.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

Liv Mildrid Gjernes, 2003



  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian).
  3. ^ "Nome". 6 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Romnes kirke". kulturminnesok. Archived from the original on July 28, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  5. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 24 January 2021

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