Open main menu

Oppland [²ɔplɑn] (About this soundlisten) is a county in Norway, bordering Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. The county administration is in Lillehammer. Oppland is, together with Hedmark, one of the only two landlocked counties of Norway.

Oppland fylke
Oppland mountains
Oppland mountains
Flag of Oppland fylke
Flag
Coat of arms of Oppland fylke
Coat of arms
Oppland within Norway
Oppland within Norway
CountryNorway
CountyOppland
RegionØstlandet
County IDNO-05
Administrative centreLillehammer
Government
 • GovernorChristl Kvam
  (2015–present)
 • County mayorEven Aleksander Hagen
  (2015–present)
Area
 • Total25,192 km2 (9,727 sq mi)
 • Land23,787 km2 (9,184 sq mi)
Area rank#5 in Norway, 7.82% of Norway's land area
Population
 (2014)
 • Total187,723
 • Rank12 (4.01% of country)
 • Density8/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
0.2 %
Demonym(s)Opplending
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Official language formNeutral
Income (per capita)133,600 NOK
GDP (per capita)193,130 NOK (2001)
GDP national rank13 (2.32% of country)
Websitewww.oppland.no
Data from Statistics Norway
YearPop.±%
1951160,496—    
1961166,303+3.6%
1971172,479+3.7%
1981180,765+4.8%
1991182,593+1.0%
2001183,419+0.5%
2011186,087+1.5%
Source: Statistics Norway.[1]
Religion in Oppland[2][3]
religion percent
Christianity
89.60%
Islam
0.72%
Buddhism
0.14%
Other
9.54%

Innlandet is one of several names proposed for a future administrative region consisting of Hedmark and Oppland.[4][5] The two counties are slated to be re-merged after having been split in 1781 (then called Hedemarkens amt and Kristians amt, respectively). Historically, the region was commonly known as "Opplandene".

Contents

GeographyEdit

Oppland extends from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden to the mountains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen and Rondane. The county is conventionally divided into traditional districts. These are the Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland and Land.

Oppland includes the towns Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Otta, and Fagernes, and Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen, Valdres and the Gudbrand Valley being popular attractions. The Gudbrand Valley surrounds the river Gudbrandsdalslågen, and includes the udes the area extending from Jotunheimen down to Bagn at Begna River. It is a well known place for skiing and winter sports. The main population centres in this area are Beitostølen and Fagernes. Eight of the ten highest mountains in Norway are located in the western part of Oppland.

EtymologyEdit

In Norse times the inner parts of Norway were called Upplǫnd 'the upper countries'. The first element is upp 'upper'. The last element is lǫnd, the plural form of 'land'.

In 1757 the inner parts of the great Akershus amt were separated, and given the name Oplandenes Amt. This was divided in 1781 into Christians Amt (named after the king Christian VII) and Hedemarkens Amt. The name/form was changed to Kristians Amt in 1877 (after an official spelling reform that changed ch to k - see also Kristiania, Kristiansand and Kristiansund). In 1919 the name Kristians Amt was changed (back) to Opland fylke, and the form Oppland was settled in 1950.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms were granted in 1989, and it shows two Pulsatilla vernalis.

MunicipalitiesEdit

 

Oppland County has a total of 26 municipalities:

  1. Dovre
  2. Etnedal
  3. Gausdal
  4. Gjøvik
  5. Gran
  6. Jevnaker
  7. Lesja
  8. Lillehammer
  9. Lom
  10. Lunner
  11. Nord-Aurdal
  12. Nord-Fron
  13. Nordre Land
  1. Østre Toten
  2. Øyer
  3. Øystre Slidre
  4. Ringebu
  5. Sel
  6. Skjåk
  7. Søndre Land
  8. Sør-Aurdal
  9. Sør-Fron
  10. Vågå
  11. Vang
  12. Vestre Slidre
  13. Vestre Toten
Number of minorities (1st and 2nd gen.)
in Oppland by country of origin in 2017
[6]
Nationality Population (2017)
  Poland 2,421
  Lithuania 1,606
  Somalia 1,209
  Eritrea 1,164
  Syria 817
  Denmark 743
  Iraq 714
  Sweden 698
  Germany 660
  Bosnia-Herzegovina 624
  Thailand 574
  Afghanistan 560
  Netherlands 495
  Iran 495
  Russia 466
  Philippines 376
  Vietnam 365
  Kosovo 330

DistrictsEdit

CitiesEdit

ParishesEdit

  • Aurdal
  • Austsinni
  • Bagn
  • Balke
  • Begndal
  • Biri
  • Brandbu (Nes)
  • Bruflat
  • Bøverdal
  • Dovre
  • Eina
  • Etnedal
  • Fluberg
  • Follebu (Folleboe)
  • Fåberg
  • Fåvang (Fodevang)
  • Garmo
  • Gausdal
  • Gjøvik
  • Gran
  • Hedal
  • Hegge
  • Heidal
  • Hof
  • Hunn
  • Hurum
  • Høre
  • Jevnaker
  • Kolbu
  • Kvam
  • Kvikne (Quiekne)
  • Land
  • Lesja (Læssø)
  • Lesjaskog
  • Lillehammer
  • Lom
  • Lomen (Røn, Røen
  • Lunner
  • Mesna
  • Nes (Brandbu)
  • Nord-Aurdal
  • Nord-Fron
  • Nordberg
  • Nordre Etnedal
  • Nordre Land
  • Nordsinni (Hogner)
  • Nykirke
  • Reinli
  • Ringebu
  • Rogne
  • Røn (Røen)
  • Saksumdal
  • Sel
  • Skiåker
  • Skjåk
  • Skrautvål
  • Slidre
  • Snertingdal
  • Strand
  • Svatsum
  • Svenes
  • Sødorp (Søthorp)
  • Søndre Land
  • Sør-Aurdal
  • Sør-Fron (Fron)
  • Tingelstad
  • Torpa
  • Tretten (Trøtten)
  • Ulnes
  • Vang
  • Vardal
  • Venabygd
  • Vestre Gausdal
  • Vestre Slidre
  • Vestre Toten
  • Volbu
  • Vågå
  • Østre Gausdal
  • Østre Slidre
  • Østre Toten
  • Østsinni (Gårder)
  • Øye (Øie)
  • Øyer
  • Åmot
  • Ås (Aas)


VillagesEdit

Former MunicipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Projected population - Statistics Norway[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Statistics Norway - Church of Norway.
  3. ^ Statistics Norway - Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. County. 2006-2010
  4. ^ Magnus Newth; Ingvill Dybfest Dahl (21 February 2017). "Dette er Norges nye regioner" [These are Norway's new regions]. Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Hedmark og Oppland blir ett fylke" [Hedmark and Oppland become one county] (in Norwegian). NRK. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". SSB. Retrieved 9 May 2018.

External linksEdit