Oppland

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Oppland fylke
Coonty

Coat of arms
Oppland athin Norawa
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Oppland
Region Østlandet
Coonty ID NO-05
Offeecial leid form Neutral
Demonym Opplending
Admeenistrative centre Lillehammer
Government
 • Govrenor Kristin Hille Valla
  Centre Pairty
  (2001–present)
 • Coonty mayor Audun Tron
  Labour Pairty
  (2003–present)
Area(#5 in Norawa, 7.82% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total 25,192 km2 (9,727 sq mi)
 • Land 23,787 km2 (9,184 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 183,851
 • Density 8/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years) 0.2 %
 • Rank in Norawa 12 (4.01% of country)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Income (per caipita) 133,600 NOK
GDP (per caipita) 193,130 NOK (2001)
Naitional Rank: 13 (2.32% o kintra)
Website www.oppland.no
Data frae Statistics Norway
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1951 160,496
1961 166,303 +3.6%
1971 172,479 +3.7%
1981 180,765 +4.8%
1991 182,593 +1.0%
2001 183,419 +0.5%
2011 186,087 +1.5%
2021? 197,672 +6.2%
2031? 208,286 +5.4%
Source: Statistics Norway[1].
Religion in Oppland[2][3]
religion percent
Christianity
  
89.60%
Islam
  
0.72%
Buddhism
  
0.14%
Other
  
9.54%

Aboot this soond Oppland  is a coonty in Norawa, borderin Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo an Hedmark. The coonty admeenistration is in Lillehammer. Oppland is, together wi Hedmark, ane o the anerlie twa landlockit coonties o Norawa.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oppland extends frae the lakes Mjøsa an Randsfjorden tae the muntains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen an Rondane. The coonty is conventionally dividit intae traditional destricts. These are Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland and Land.

Oppland includes the touns Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Otta an Fagernes, an Norawa's twa heichest muntains, Glittertind an Galdhøpiggen.

Several museums an ither attractions are situatit in Oppland an tourism is important tae the economy, Valdres an Gudbrandsdal being popular attractions. The Gudbrandsdal surroonds the river Gudbrandsdalslågen, an includes the veelages Øyer, Dovre an Dombås. Valdres includes the aurie extendin frae Jotunheimen doun tae Bagn at Begna river. It is a well kent place for skiin an winter sports. The main population centres in this aurie are Beitostølen an Fagernes. Aicht o the ten heichest muntains in Norawa are locatit in the wastren pairt o Oppland.

The name[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Norse times the inner pairts o Norawa wis cried Upplǫnd 'the upper kintras'. The first element is upp 'upper'. The last element is lǫnd, the plural form o 'land'.

In 1757 the inner pairts o the great Akershus amt wur separatit, an given the name Oplandenes Amt. This wis dividit in 1781 intae Christians Amt (namit efter the keeng Christian VII) an Hedemarkens Amt. The name/form wis chyngit tae Kristians Amt in 1877 (efter an offeecial spellin reform that chyngit ch tae k - see an aw Kristiania, Kristiansand an Kristiansund). In 1919 the name Kristians Amt wis chyngit (back) tae Opland fylke, an the form Oppland wis settled in 1950.

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coat-o-airms is frae modren times (1989). It shows twa Pulsatilla vernalis.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the late Iron Age, Oppland wis a petty kinrick.

Some keengs o Oppland:

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Location o Oppland Municipalities

Oppland haes a total o 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

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Media relatit tae Oppland at Wikimedie Commons

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