Oppland fylke
—  County  —
Oppland vapen.svg
Coat of arms
Oppland kart.png
Oppland within Norway
Country Norway
County Oppland
Region Østlandet
County ID NO-05
Official language form Neutral
Demonym Opplending [1]
Administrative centre Lillehammer
 • Governor Kristin Hille Valla
  (since 2001)
 • County Mayor Audun Tron
  (since 2003)
Area(#5 in Norway, 7.82% of Norway's land area)
 • 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)
 • Change (10 years) 0.2 %
 • Rank in Norway 12 (4.01% of nation)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Income (per capita) 133,600 NOK
GDP (per capita) 193,130 NOK (2001)
National Rank: 13 (2.32% of nation)
Data from Statistics Norway

Loudspeaker Oppland  is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo, and Hedmark. The county administration is in Lillehammer. Oppland and Hedmark are the only two landlocked counties of Norway.

Geography Edit

Oppland extends from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden to the mountains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen, and Rondane. The county is conventionally divided into traditional districts. These are Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland, and Land.

Oppland includes the towns Lillehammer, Gjøvik Otta and Fagernes, and Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen.

Several museums and other attractions are situated in Oppland, and tourism is important to the economy, Valdres and Gudbrandsdal being popular attractions. The Gudbrandsdal surrounds the river Gudbrandsdalslågen, and includes the villages Øyer, Dovre, and Dombås. Valdres includes the area extending from Jotunheimen down to Bagn at Begna river. It is a well known place for skiing and winter sports. The main population centres in this area are Beitostølen and Fagernes.

The nameEdit

Norway Counties Oppland Position

In Norse times the inner parts of Norway was called Upplönd 'the upper countries'. The first element is upp 'upper'. The last element is lönd, the plural form of 'land'.

In 1757 the inner parts of the great Akershus amt were separated, and given the name Oplandenes Amt. This was divided in 1781 into Kristians Amt (named after the king Christian VII) and Hedemarkens Amt. In 1919 the name Kristians Amt was changed (back) to Opland fylke, and the form Oppland was settled in 1950.


The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1989). It shows two Pulsatilla vernalis.

History Edit

In the late Iron Age, Oppland was a petty kingdom.

Some kings of Oppland:

Municipalities Edit

Oppland Municipalities

Oppland County has a total of 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

External linksEdit


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Oppland. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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