Jevnaker

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Jevnaker kommune
Municipality
Storgata Jevnaker.jpg
Coat of arms of Jevnaker kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Jevnaker kommune
Oppland within
Norway
Jevnaker within Oppland
Jevnaker within Oppland
Coordinates: 60°16′16″N 10°24′7″E / 60.27111°N 10.40194°E / 60.27111; 10.40194Coordinates: 60°16′16″N 10°24′7″E / 60.27111°N 10.40194°E / 60.27111; 10.40194
CountryNorway
CountyOppland
DistrictHadeland
Administrative centreJevnaker
Government
 • Mayor (2003)Hilde Brørby Fivelsdal (Ap)
Area
 • Total224 km2 (86 sq mi)
 • Land195 km2 (75 sq mi)
Area rank317 in Norway
Population (2006)
 • Total6,312
 • Rank159 in Norway
 • Density33/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)8.0 %
DemonymJevnakersokning[1]
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0532
Official language formBokmål
Websitewww.jevnaker.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
 
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Jevnaker kommune
Municipality
Storgata Jevnaker.jpg
Coat of arms of Jevnaker kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Jevnaker kommune
Oppland within
Norway
Jevnaker within Oppland
Jevnaker within Oppland
Coordinates: 60°16′16″N 10°24′7″E / 60.27111°N 10.40194°E / 60.27111; 10.40194Coordinates: 60°16′16″N 10°24′7″E / 60.27111°N 10.40194°E / 60.27111; 10.40194
CountryNorway
CountyOppland
DistrictHadeland
Administrative centreJevnaker
Government
 • Mayor (2003)Hilde Brørby Fivelsdal (Ap)
Area
 • Total224 km2 (86 sq mi)
 • Land195 km2 (75 sq mi)
Area rank317 in Norway
Population (2006)
 • Total6,312
 • Rank159 in Norway
 • Density33/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)8.0 %
DemonymJevnakersokning[1]
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0532
Official language formBokmål
Websitewww.jevnaker.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Jevnaker is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Jevnaker with a population of 4,302.

The parish of Jævnaker was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Lunner was separated from the municipality of Jevnaker on 1 January 1898 to form a municipality of its own.

The municipality is (together with Gran and Lunner) a part of the Hadeland traditional region. The Hadeland region has a population of about 30,000. The region spreads over a large area including several villages and towns.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Jevnaker farm (Old Norse: Jafnakr), since the first church was built here. The first element is jafn which means "even" or "flat" and the last element is akr which means "field" or "acre". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Jævnaker". [2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 24 June 1983. The arms show three silver-colored glasses, since glassblowing has been a long tradition and industry in the municipality (see Hadeland Glassverk). The red colour of the background was also chosen as the hot colour of the glass.[3][4]

(See also coat-of-arms of Gildeskål)

Geography[edit]

View from Svarttjernshøgda mountain

Jevnaker is situated at the southern end of the Randsfjorden. The municipality is bordered to the north by the municipality of Gran, to the east by Lunner, and to the southwest by Ringerike (in Buskerud county).

Jevnaker municipality has an area of 224 square kilometres (86 sq mi), measuring 25.5 kilometres (15.8 mi) on a north-south axis and 21 kilometres (13.0 mi) on an east-west axis. The municipality lies in the extreme south of Oppland county.

The highest point is Svarttjernshøgda with a height of 717 metres (2,352 ft).

Economy[edit]

Bergermoen near Jevnaker is home to Norema, one of Norway's largest kitchen manufacturers and Hadeland Glassverk, an old glassblowing factory with over 600,000 visitors each year, ranking it as the third most popular tourist destination in Norway.

The Kistefos Træsliberi, a museum, is also located in Jevnaker

Hadeland Glassverk Panorama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Kristians amt (Anden halvdel) (4 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 118.  (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Kortfattet informasjon". Jevnaker kommune. Retrieved 2009-01-01.  (Norwegian)

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