Oppland within Norway
|o Governor||Christl Kvam |
|o County mayor||Even Aleksander Hagen |
|o Total||25,192 km2 (9,727 sq mi)|
|o Land||23,787 km2 (9,184 sq mi)|
|Area rank||#5 in Norway, 7.82% of Norway's land area|
(30 September 2019)
|o Rank||12 (4.01% of country)|
|o Density||8/km2 (20/sq mi)|
|o Change (10 years)||0.2 %|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+02 (CEST)|
|Official language form||Neutral|
|Income (per capita)||133,600 NOK|
|GDP (per capita)||193,130 NOK (2001)|
|GDP national rank||13 (2.32% of country)|
Oppland [pl?n] was a county in Norway until January 1. 2020 with borders to the counties Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. The county administration was in Lillehammer.
Oppland was, together with Hedmark, one of the only two landlocked counties of Norway. Oppland and Hedmark counties were merged together on January 1, 2020 to become the greater region / county Innlandet.
Innlandet was one of several names proposed for the new administrative region consisting of Hedmark and Oppland. The two counties were re-merged after being split in 1781 (then called Hedemarkens amt and Kristians amt, respectively). Historically, the region was commonly known as "Opplandene".
Oppland extended from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden to the mountains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen and Rondane. The county was conventionally divided into traditional districts. These are the Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland and Land.
Oppland included the towns Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Otta, and Fagernes, and Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen, Valdres and the Gudbrand Valley being popular attractions. The Gudbrand Valley surrounds the river Gudbrandsdalslågen, and includes the udes 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 were Beitostølen and Fagernes. Eight of the ten highest mountains in Norway are located in the western part of Oppland.
In 1757 the inner parts of the great Akershus amt were separated, and given the name Oplandenes Amt. This was divided in 1781 into Christians Amt (named after the king Christian VII) and Hedemarkens Amt. The name/form was changed to Kristians Amt in 1877 (after an official spelling reform that changed ch to k - see also Kristiania, Kristiansand and Kristiansund). In 1919 the name Kristians Amt was changed (back) to Opland fylke, and the form Oppland was settled in 1950.
The coat of arms were granted in 1989, and it shows two Pulsatilla vernalis.
Oppland County (Christians Amt) has a total of 26 municipalities:
|Number of minorities (1st and 2nd gen.)|
in Oppland by country of origin in 2017