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Innlandet County
Innlandet fylke
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Innlandet within Norway
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Innlandet County
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Innlandet County
Coordinates: 61°30′00″N10°40′00″E / 61.5°N 10.666667°E / 61.5; 10.666667
Country Norway
County Innlandet
District Eastern Norway
Established1 Jan 2020
  Preceded by Oppland and Hedmark
Administrative centre Hamar
  Body Innlandet County Municipality
   Governor (2019) Knut Storberget (Ap)
   County mayor
Thomas Breen (Ap)
  Total52,072 km2 (20,105 sq mi)
  Land49,391 km2 (19,070 sq mi)
  Water2,681 km2 (1,035 sq mi)  5.1%
  Rank#1 in Norway
Highest elevation
2,469 m (8,100 ft)
Lowest elevation
120 m (390 ft)
  Rank#7 in Norway
  Density7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
Increase2.svg +2.2%
Demonym Innlending [1]
Official language
   Norwegian form Neutral
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-34 [3]
Website Official website

Innlandet is a county in Norway. [4] It was created on 1 January 2020 [5] with the merger of the old counties of Oppland and Hedmark (the municipalities of Jevnaker and Lunner were transferred to the neighboring county of Viken on the same date). The new county has an area of 52,113 square kilometres (20,121 sq mi), making it the largest county in Norway after Troms og Finnmark was split up in 2024. [6]


The region was known as Opplandene or Opplanda since the middle ages. Historically part of Akershus, Oplandene County existed from 1757 to 1781, when it was divided into Christians County and Hedemarken County, also known as Western and Eastern Oplandene. In 1919 the two counties were renamed Oppland and Hedmark, and in 2020 they were again merged under the name Innlandet (with the exception of Jevnaker and Lunner municipalities, which went to the new county of Viken). This present name is a newly constructed name with no historical basis as a subdivision name and was recommended not to be used by the Norwegian Language Council. [7] It translates to "The Inland". The county covers approximately 17% of the total area of the mainland area of Norway. It stretches from Akershus, Buskerud and the Oslo region in the south to Trøndelag county in the north. In the northwest, the county borders Møre og Romsdal and the Vestland county in the west. To the east the county borders the Swedish counties of Värmland and Dalarna.

The northern and western areas of the county are dominated by the mountainous areas Rondane, Dovrefjell and Jotunheimen. The Galdhøpiggen mountain is located within the Innlandet part of Jotunheimen and at 2,469 m (8,100 ft) it is the tallest mountain in Norway. The eastern and southern areas of the county are mainly made up of forests and agricultural land. Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, is located in the southern end of Innlandet, and Glomma the longest river in Norway also flows through the county.

Agriculture and forestry are two important industries in the county with approximately 20% of Norway's agricultural production [8] and about 40% of timber. [9]

The 1994 Winter Olympics were held at Lillehammer, the second-largest city in Innlandet county.


Innlandet County has a total of 46 municipalities: [10] [11]

No.Municipality No.NameFormer Municipality No.Former County
13428 Alvdal 0438 Alvdal Hedmark
23431 Dovre 0511 Dovre Oppland
33416 Eidskog 0420 Eidskog Hedmark
43420 Elverum 0427 Elverum Hedmark
53425 Engerdal 0434 Engerdal Hedmark
63450 Etnedal 0541 Etnedal Oppland
73429 Folldal 0439 Folldal Hedmark
83441 Gausdal 0522 Gausdal Oppland
93407 Gjøvik 0502 Gjøvik Oppland
103446 Gran 0534 Gran Oppland
113417 Grue 0423 Grue Hedmark
123403 Hamar 0403 Hamar Hedmark
133401 Kongsvinger 0402 Kongsvinger Hedmark
143432 Lesja 0512 Lesja Oppland
153405 Lillehammer 0501 Lillehammer Oppland
163434 Lom 0514 Lom Oppland
173412 Løten 0415 Løten Hedmark
183451 Nord-Aurdal 0542 Nord-Aurdal Oppland
193436 Nord-Fron 0516 Nord-Fron Oppland
203414 Nord-Odal 0418 Nord-Odal Hedmark
213448 Nordre Land 0538 Nordre Land Oppland
223430 Os 0441 Os Hedmark
233424 Rendalen 0432 Rendalen Hedmark
243439 Ringebu 0520 Ringebu Oppland
253411 Ringsaker 0412 Ringsaker Hedmark
263437 Sel 0517 Sel Oppland
273433 Skjåk 0513 Skjåk Oppland
283413 Stange 0417 Stange Hedmark
293423 Stor-Elvdal 0430 Stor-Elvdal Hedmark
303447 Søndre Land 0536 Søndre Land Oppland
313449 Sør-Aurdal 0540 Sør-Aurdal Oppland
323438 Sør-Fron 0519 Sør-Fron Oppland
333415 Sør-Odal 0419 Sør-Odal Hedmark
343426 Tolga 0436 Tolga Hedmark
353421 Trysil 0428 Trysil Hedmark
363427 Tynset 0437 Tynset Hedmark
373454 Vang 0545 Vang Oppland
383452 Vestre Slidre 0543 Vestre Slidre Oppland
393443 Vestre Toten 0529 Vestre Toten Oppland
403435 Vågå 0515 Vågå Oppland
413419 Våler 0426 Våler Hedmark
423442 Østre Toten 0528 Østre Toten Oppland
433440 Øyer 0521 Øyer Oppland
443453 Øystre Slidre 0544 Øystre Slidre Oppland
453422 Åmot 0429 Åmot Hedmark
463418 Åsnes 0425 Åsnes Hedmark


Hamar, the largest city in Innlandet. Hamar from air.jpg
Hamar, the largest city in Innlandet.
Lillehammer, the second largest city. LillehammerDSC01504.JPG
Lillehammer, the second largest city.
Tourist observes reindeer next to Besseggen trail in Jotunheimen National Park. 002 Jotunheimein reindeer - tourist on Besseggen trail in Jotunheimen National Park, Norway.jpg
Tourist observes reindeer next to Besseggen trail in Jotunheimen National Park.

Most of the settlements in Innlandet are fairly small. As of 1 January 2020 Hamar is the largest with a population of 28,434. [12] Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Elverum, Kongsvinger and Brumunddal are the only other cities with populations above 10,000. However, Raufoss, Moelv, Vinstra, Fagernes and Otta also have city status.

Churches and parishes

The Church of Norway Diocese of Hamar is composed of the entirety of Innlandet plus Jevnaker and Lunner in neighboring Akershus county.




A county (fylke) is the chief local administrative area in Norway. The whole country is divided into 11 counties. A county is also an election area, with popular votes taking place every 4 years. In Innlandet, the government of the county is the Innlandet County Municipality. It includes 57 members who are elected to form a county council (Fylkesting). Heading the Fylkesting is the county mayor (fylkesordfører). Since 2020, the Innlandet County Municipality has been led by Even Aleksander Hagen, the county mayor. The county also has a County Governor (Statsforvalteren) who is the representative of the King and Government of Norway. Knut Storberget is the current County Governor of Innlandet. The offices for the county governor are located in Lillehammer. [13] [6]

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