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Jevnaker is a municipality in Oppland coonty, Norrowey. The admeenistrative centre o the municipality is the village o Jevnaker wi a population o 4,302.

The parish o Jævnaker wis established as a municipality on 1 Januar 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The aurie o Lunner wis separatit frae the municipality o Jevnaker on 1 Januar 1898 tae form a municipality o its awn.

The municipality is (thegither wi Gran an Lunner) a pairt o the Hadeland traditional region. The Hadeland region haes a population o aboot 30,000. The region spreads ower a lairge aurie includin several villages an touns.

General information[eedit | eedit soorce]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named efter the auld Jevnaker farm (Auld Norse: Jafnakr), since the first kirk wis built here. The first element is jafn which means "even" or "flat" an the last element is akr which means "field" or "acre". Prior tae 1889, the name wis written "Jævnaker". [1]

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coat-o-airms is frae modern times. They wur grantit on 24 Juin 1983. The airms show three silver-colored glasses, since glassblowing haes been a lang tradition an industry in the municipality (see Hadeland Glassverk). The red colour o the backgrund wis an aa chosen as the hot colour o the glass.[2][3]

(See an aa coat-of-airms o Gildeskål)

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

View from Svarttjernshøgda mountain

Jevnaker is situatiy at the soothren end o the Randsfjorden. The municipality is bordered tae the north bi the municipality o Gran, tae the east bi Lunner, an tae the soothwast bi Ringerike (in Buskerud coonty).

Jevnaker municipality haes an aurie o 224 square kilometres (86 sq mi), measurin 25.5 kilometres (15.8 mi) on a north-sooth axis an 21 kilometres (13.0 mi) on an east-wast axis. The municipality lies in the extreme sooth o Oppland coonty.

The hichtest point is Svarttjernshøgda wi a height o 717 metres (2,352 ft).

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jevnaker is hame tae Norema, ane o Norrowey's lairgest kitchen manufacturers an Hadeland Glassverk, an auld glassblowin factory wi ower 600,000 visitors each year, rankin it as the third maist popular tourist destination in Norrowey.

The Kistefos Træsliberi, a museum, is an aa locatit in Jevnaker.

Hadeland Glassverk Panorama

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Kristians amt (Anden halvdel) (4 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 118.  (Norse)
  2. Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. "Kortfattet informasjon". Jevnaker kommune. Retrieved 2009-01-01.  (Norse)

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