Lunner

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Lunner kommune
Municipality
Lunner sentrum.jpg
Coat of arms of Lunner kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lunner kommune
Oppland within
Norway
Lunner within Oppland
Lunner within Oppland
Coordinates: 60°15′10″N 10°40′2″E / 60.25278°N 10.66722°E / 60.25278; 10.66722Coordinates: 60°15′10″N 10°40′2″E / 60.25278°N 10.66722°E / 60.25278; 10.66722
Country Norway
County Oppland
District Hadeland
Administrative centre Roa
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Anders Larmerud
Area
 • Total 292 km2 (113 sq mi)
 • Land 272 km2 (105 sq mi)
Area rank 281 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 8,463
 • Rank 121 in Norway
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 4.6 %
Demonym Lynnersokning
Lynbying
Lunbying[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0533
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.lunner.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Lunner is a municipality in Oppland 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.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

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 which means "log". (The farm and the church are located on a long hill which was probably compared to a log.)[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lunner town hall.

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[edit]

The Gjøvikbane and Bergensbane railway lines pass through the municipality.

Attractions[edit]

Lunner church

Notable residents[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Lunner:[4]

Vocabulary[edit]

The word "Lunner" is a new urban way to describe a meal between lunch and dinner as in the similar logic behind the word "Brunch", meaning a meal between Breakfast and Lunch.

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. 129.  (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Vennskapskommuner". Lunner kommune. Retrieved 2009-01-01.  (Norwegian)

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