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Map over the Uplands, drawn by Ivar Refsdal.

The Uplands (Old Norse: Upplǫnd, Norwegian: Opplanda), is an ancient name for the agricultural lands and forest regions to the north of Oslo in Norway. The term generally included the districts Romerike, Ringerike, Hedmarken, Toten, Hadeland and Land. To the north, these lands branched out through valleys to the districts Gudbrandsdalen, and Østerdalen, which often were counted as part of the Uplands as well.[1] It has also been implied that the districts Hallingdal, Numedal, Valdres, and Telemark were also included.[2]

Innlandet is one of several names proposed for a future administrative region consisting of Hedmark and Oppland.[3][4] The two counties are slated to be re-merged after having been split in 1781 (then called Hedemarkens amt and Kristians amt, respectively).

HistoryEdit

In the Viking Age, Oppland was also an administrative unit ruled by kings:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Opplandene". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ Ekrem, Inger. Nytt Lys Over Historica Norvegica., pp. 33
  3. ^ http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/kommunesammenslaaing/dette-er-norges-nye-regioner/a/23931222/
  4. ^ https://www.nrk.no/ho/hedmark-og-oppland-blir-ett-fylke-1.13383439