Ringerike (municipality)

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Ringerike kommune
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Town of Hønefoss
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Coat of arms
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Ringerike within Viken
Coordinates: 60°12′19″N10°9′9″E / 60.20528°N 10.15250°E / 60.20528; 10.15250 Coordinates: 60°12′19″N10°9′9″E / 60.20528°N 10.15250°E / 60.20528; 10.15250
Country Norway
County Viken
District Ringerike
Administrative centre Hønefoss
Government
  Mayor (2019)Kirsten Orebråten (Ap)
Area
  Total1,552 km2 (599 sq mi)
  Land1,423 km2 (549 sq mi)
Area rank51 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
  Total30,641
  Rank35 in Norway
  Density2,155/km2 (5,580/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
2.4%
Demonym(s) Ringeriking [1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-3007
Official language form Bokmål [2]
Website www.ringerike.kommune.no

Ringerike is a municipality in the traditional and electoral district Buskerud in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Ringerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hønefoss.

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The municipality of Ringerike was created on 1 January 1964 after the merger of the town of Hønefoss and the rural municipalities of Hole, Norderhov, Tyristrand, and Ådal. However, the area of Hole was removed from the municipality of Ringerike on 1 January 1977 to become a separate municipality once again. The historic area of Ringerike included not just the modern municipality of Ringerike but also Hole and Krødsherad, Modum and Sigdal. [3]

General information

Etymology

The Old Norse form of this name was Hringaríki. The first element is (probably) the genitive plural of hringir, the name of an old Germanic tribe. The last element is ríki n 'kingdom, reich'. (See also Romerike.) [4]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms were granted on 16 June 1967. The arms show a gold ring on a red background. The colours red and gold represent royalty and are the royal colors of Norway. The ring is a canting symbol and at the same time symbolises the unity of the area, which has been a separate entity (even considered a petty kingdom) since medieval times. [4] [5]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Ringerike by country of origin in 2017 [6]
AncestryNumber
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 663
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 198
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 190
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 179
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 162
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 160
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 159
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia-Herzegovina 149
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 147
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 135
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 126
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 124
Honefoss, largest town and the administrative centre of Ringerike Honefoss flyfoto3.jpg
Hønefoss, largest town and the administrative centre of Ringerike

Geography

The municipality of Ringerike is bordered on the north by the municipalities of Sør-Aurdal and Søndre Land; on the east by Gran, Jevnaker, Lunner, and Oslo; in the south by Bærum, Hole, and Modum; and in the west by Krødsherad and Flå.

Lakes in the region include:

It is also home to mountain ranges, including Ådalsfjella.

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Ringerike potato

Economy

Ringerike is famous for two agriculture products; Ringerike potato (Ringerikspotet) and Ringerike pea (Ringeriksert). Jens Aabel first started production of Ringerike potato around 1867. The Ringerike pea has obtained PDO (protected designation of origin). The Ringerike potato has applied for the same protection, and is waiting for the result from the Agriculture department (2003). In June 2007, the potato got "protected geographical indication" (PGI) under the name Ringerikspotet fra Ringerike. Six farmers are now producing and packing this special potato at Ask in Ringerike. Most of the potatoes are sold in the Oslo area. [7] [8]

Notable residents

Covers people in the wider Municipality,

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Bjørn Kjos, 2014
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Bård Frydenlund, 2018

Sport

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Ringerike: [9]

See also

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Tyristrand

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Norderhov

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Ringerike Hospital is a hospital which deals with patients from the Buskerud area, especially around Hønefoss. The hospital is part of Vestre Viken Hospital Trust of Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. It is the main hospital for around 75,000 people, with capacity for 872 in-patients. It covers the districts of Ringerike and Hole, the municipalities of Jevnaker and Sør-Aurdal, as well as parts of Hallingdal and Valdres. Included in its remit as hospital of Hønefoss, is the smaller clinic of Hallingdal Hospital at Ål. Ringerike Hospital deals with somatics and psychiatry, and in 2005 dealt with around 11,200 patients in surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, birth and gynecology and paediatrics. In the same year, there were around 62,300 polyclinic consultations. Until 2009 the hospital was its own health trust, Ringerike Hospital Trust.

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  11. "Terraza Carmona Eventos" (in Spanish).