Ullensaker 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 city of Jessheim. It has a population of 40,459 inhabitants. Norway's largest international airport Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, is located in Ullensaker.

Ullensaker kommune
Storgata Jessheim.jpg
Official logo of Ullensaker kommune
Ullensaker within Viken
Ullensaker within Viken
Coordinates: 60°10′15″N 11°11′17″E / 60.17083°N 11.18806°E / 60.17083; 11.18806Coordinates: 60°10′15″N 11°11′17″E / 60.17083°N 11.18806°E / 60.17083; 11.18806
CountryNorway
CountyViken
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreJessheim
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Eyvind Jørgensen Schumacher (AP)
Area
 • Total252 km2 (97 sq mi)
 • Land250 km2 (100 sq mi)
Area rank301 in Norway
Population
 (2021)
 • Total40,459 [1]
 • Rank26 in Norway
 • Density161/km2 (420/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
34.5%
Demonym(s)Ullsokning[2]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3033
Official language formBokmål[3]
Websitewww.ullensaker.kommune.no

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Ullensaker farm. The name is first recorded in 1300 as Ullinshof. The first element is the genitive case of the name Ullinn (a sideform of Ullr). The last element was originally hof which means "temple" but this was later (around 1500 AD) changed to aker meaning "acre" or "field".

Coat-of-armsEdit

Ullensaker does not have an heraldic coat-of-arms properly granted. The municipality uses a non-heraldic badge that is from modern times. The logo was adopted on 8 November 1979, and it shows the god Ullr of Norse mythology holding a bow and three arrows. The colors on the logo can vary.[4]

GeographyEdit

Ullensaker borders with Eidsvoll to the north, Nes to the east, Sørum to the south, and Gjerdrum and Nannestad to the west. The international airport that serves as the main airport of Norway, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, is located in Ullensaker. The municipality has two major population centres: the village of Kløfta and the city of Jessheim, the latter one houses the administration center of Ullensaker. There is also a Royal Norwegian Army base at Sessvollmoen as well as a Royal Norwegian Air Force air station, Gardermoen Air Station.

SocietyEdit

Ullensaker has had a huge population increase the last 50 years. This increase has been slightly accelerating the last few years. From the year 2000 to 2007, the population of Ullensaker increased by almost 6,000 people. The recent increase is partly attributed to the founding of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.[5]

HistoryEdit

Raknehaugen, the largest burial mound in the Nordic countries, has been carbon dated to around 550; the age of the mound is disputed.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19519,195—    
196111,611+26.3%
197115,800+36.1%
198116,906+7.0%
199118,116+7.2%
200120,987+15.8%
201130,081+43.3%
202140,459+34.5%
2031?49,447+22.2%
Source: Statistics Norway.[7]

DemographicsEdit

In 2021, 1390 inhabitants had Polish parents and/or were Polish (themselves); 1048 had Pakistani parents and/or were Pakistani.[8]

Ancestry Number
  Poland 1390
  Pakistan 1048
  Lithuania 771
  Afghanistan 641
  Iraq 688
  Sweden 578[9]
  Sri Lanka 452
  Vietnam 378
  Kosovo 327
  Philippines 315
  Bosnia-Herzegovina 266
  Thailand 243
 
Herredshuset was completed in 1901 and housed Ullensaker county administration until 1967.

AttractionsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
Harald Espelund, 2010
 
Galder with Dimmu Borgir, 2007

Musicians & BandsEdit

SportEdit

Sister citiesEdit

The following cities are twinned with Ullensaker:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SSB tabellsøk
  2. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  3. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  4. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Ullensaker. Population numbers. 1951-" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  6. ^ https://snl.no/Raknehaugen "Det har rådd uenighet om dateringen av Raknehaugen. C14-dateringer utført på materiale fra haugen tyder imidlertid på at gravhaugen ble oppført sent i folkevandringstiden, kanskje omkring 550 evt."
  7. ^ Projected population - Statistics Norway
  8. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  10. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 21 February 2021
  11. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Icelandic). Borgarbyggð. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  12. ^ "Falkenbergs vänorter" (in Swedish). Falkenberg kommun. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  13. ^ "Norðurlendskir vinarbýir hjá Leirvíkar Kommunu" (in Faroese). Leirvíkar kommuna. Archived from the original on 11 July 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  14. ^ "Møde i Foreningen Norden" (in Danish). Odsherred kommune. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2008.

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