Hurdal

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Hurdal kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Hurdal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Hurdal kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Hurdal within Akershus
Hurdal within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°24′57″N 11°0′31″E / 60.41583°N 11.00861°E / 60.41583; 11.00861Coordinates: 60°24′57″N 11°0′31″E / 60.41583°N 11.00861°E / 60.41583; 11.00861
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Hurdal
Government
 • Mayor (2013) Runar Bålsrud (V)
Area
 • Total 285 km2 (110 sq mi)
 • Land 261 km2 (101 sq mi)
Area rank 284 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,679
 • Rank 292 in Norway
 • Density 10/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 5.4 %
Demonym Hurdaling or
Hurdøling[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0239
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.hurdal.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Hurdal is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hurdal.

Hurdal is located about 70 kilometres (40 mi) north of Oslo, along the lake Hurdalsjøen. Fjellsjøkampen is the highest hill in Akershus. About 5 km north of the administrative centre, Hurdal, is the Hurdal Ski Centre.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The name (Old Norse: Urðardalr and Hurðardalr) is an old district name. (The name of the church site is Gjøing.) The first element is the genitive case of an old river name (later called Gjøingelva which means "Gjøing river"), probably Urð which means "stony river" (from urð which means "scree"). (The sideform Hurðardalr has an addition of a false /h/.) The last element is dalr meaning "valley" or "dale". Prior to 1918, the name was spelled "Hurdalen".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1988. The arms are green with a yellow-colored cone from a Norway Spruce tree (Picea abies).[2]

History[edit]

The parish of Hurdalen was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Feiring was separated from Hurdal on 1 January 1870.

Attractions[edit]

  • Holy Trifon Skete, an Eastern Orthodox monastery of Orthodox church in Norway (Saint Nicolas commune). The monastery was established in 1985.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Hurdal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ Russian flag in Norwegian monastery. Tidsskrift for Russisktalende i Norge Landsmann (Bergen). (Russian)

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