Hedmark

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Hedmark fylke
Coonty

Coat of arms
Hedmark athin Norawa
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Hedmark
Region Østlandet
Coonty ID NO-04
Offeecial leid form Neutral
Demonym Hedmarking
Admeenistrative centre Hamar
Government
 • Govrenor Sigbjørn Johnsen
  Arbeiderpartiet
  (1997-2009–present)
 • Coonty mayor Arnfinn Nergård
  Senterpartiet
  (2007–present)
Area(#3 in Norawa, 8.57% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total 27,397 km2 (10,578 sq mi)
 • Land 26,082 km2 (10,070 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 189,586
 • Density 7/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years) 0.5 %
 • Rank in Norawa 11 (4.11% of country)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Income (per caipita) 132,200 NOK
GDP (per caipita) 204,205 NOK (2001)
Naitional Rank: 11 (2.52% o kintra)
Website www.hedmark-f.kommune.no
Data frae Statistics Norway
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1951 173,167
1961 177,324 +2.4%
1971 179,204 +1.1%
1981 187,223 +4.5%
1991 187,314 +0.0%
2001 187,999 +0.4%
2011 191,622 +1.9%
2021? 204,065 +6.5%
2031? 216,105 +5.9%
Source: Statistics Norway.[1]
Religion in Hedmark[2][3]
religion percent
Christianity
  
89.10%
Islam
  
0.75%
Buddhism
  
0.18%
Other
  
9.97%

Aboot this soond Hedmark  is a coonty in Norawa, borderin Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland an Akershus. The coonty admeenistration is in Hamar.

Hedmark maks up the northeastren pairt o Østlandet, the sootheastren pairt o the kintra. It includes a lang pairt o the borderline wi the Swadish coonties o Dalarna an Värmland. The lairgest lakes are Femunden an Mjøsa. It includes pairts o Glomma an aw. Geographically, Hedmark is in the traditional sense dividit in the follaein auries: Hedemarken, east o Mjøsa, Østerdalen, north of Elverum, an Glåmdalen, south of Elverum. Hedmark an Oppland are the anerlie Norse coonties wi nae coastline. Hedmark hostit some o the 1994 Winter Olympic Gemmes an aw.

Hamar, Kongsvinger, Elverum an Tynset are ceeties in the coonty. Hedmark is ane o the less urbanizit auries in Norawa; aboot hauf o the inhabitants live on rural land. The population is mainly concentratit in the rich agricultural destrict adjoinin Mjøsa tae the sootheast. The coonty's extensive forests supply hintle o Norawa's timber; logs wur previously floatit doun Glomma tae the coast but are nou transportit bi truck an train.

The Hedmark municipality o Engerdal haes the distinction o markin the current soothmaist border in Norawa o Sápmi, the traditional region o the Sami fowk.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coonty is dividit intae three traditional destricts. These are Hedmarken, Østerdalen an Solør (wi Odalen an Vinger).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the early Viking Age, afore Harald Fairhair, Hedmark wis a petty kinrick. Keengs o Hedmark include:

Hedmark wis oreeginally a pairt o the lairge Akershus amt, but in 1757 Oplandenes amt wis separatit frae it. Some years later, in 1781, this wis dividit intae Kristians amt (nou Oppland) an Hedemarkens amt.

The name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Norse form o the name wis Heiðmǫrk. The first element is heiðnir, the name o an auld Germanic tribe. The last element is mǫrk f 'firthland, borderland, march'. (See an aw Telemark an Finnmark.)

Till 1919 the coonty wis cried Hedemarkens amt.

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