Lunner

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Lunner kommune
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Lunner komm.svg
Coat of arms
Norway Counties Viken Position.svg
Viken within
Norway
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Lunner within Viken
Coordinates: 60°15′10″N10°40′2″E / 60.25278°N 10.66722°E / 60.25278; 10.66722 Coordinates: 60°15′10″N10°40′2″E / 60.25278°N 10.66722°E / 60.25278; 10.66722
Country Norway
County Viken
District Hadeland
Administrative centre Roa
Government
  Mayor (2015)Harald Tyrdal
Area
  Total292 km2 (113 sq mi)
  Land272 km2 (105 sq mi)
Area rank281 in Norway
Population
 (2015)
  Total9,003
  Rank121 in Norway
  Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
4.6%
Demonym(s) Lynnersokning
Lynbying
Lunbying [1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-3054
Official language form Bokmål [2]
Website www.lunner.kommune.no

Lunner is a municipality in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Hadeland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Roa. Lunner was established when it was separated from the municipality of Jevnaker on 1 January 1898. From 1 January 2020 the municipality belongs to Viken county, it was Oppland before that.

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General information

Name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Lunner farm (Old Norse: Lunnar), since the first church was built here. The name is the plural form of lunnr "log". (The farm and the church are located on a long hill which was probably compared to a log.) [3]

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 4 April 1986. The arms show a Lily of the Valley, as a symbol for the forests in the area. The Lily of the Valley is a very common flower in the meadows and forests. The flowers also symbolize the eight schools in the municipality. [4]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Lunner by country of origin in 2017 [5]
AncestryNumber
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 148
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 136
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 56
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 47
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 47
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 46
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 34
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 34

Geography

Lunner town hall Lunner radhus.JPG
Lunner town hall
Lunner church Lunner church 2.jpg
Lunner church

Lunner is bordered to the north by the municipality of Gran, to the east by Nannestad, to the south by Nittedal and Oslo, and to the west by Jevnaker. There are several population centers in the municipality. Amongst these are: Harestua, Grua, Roa, and the village of Lunner.

Lunner is 23 kilometres (14 mi) on a north–south axis (23.1 km with water included) and 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi) on an east–west axis. It lies at the southern end of Oppland county. The highest point is the Bislingflaka with a height of 691 metres (2,267 ft). Lakes in the region include Avalsjøen.

Transportation

The Gjøvikbane and Bergensbane railway lines pass through the municipality.

Attractions

Notable residents

Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Lunner: [6]

Related Research Articles

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References

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Kristians amt (Anden halvdel) (in Norwegian) (4 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 129.
  4. Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden" . Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  5. "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  6. "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Lunner kommune. Archived from the original on 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2009-01-01.