Ullensaker

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Ullensaker kommune
Municipality
Storgata Jessheim.jpg
Coat of arms of Ullensaker kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Ullensaker kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Ullensaker within Akershus
Ullensaker within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°10′15″N 11°11′17″E / 60.17083°N 11.18806°E / 60.17083; 11.18806Coordinates: 60°10′15″N 11°11′17″E / 60.17083°N 11.18806°E / 60.17083; 11.18806
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Jessheim
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Harald Espelund (FrP)
Area
 • Total 252 km2 (97 sq mi)
 • Land 250 km2 (100 sq mi)
Area rank 301 in Norway
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,088 [1]
 • Rank 36 in Norway
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 28.2 %
Demonym Ullsokning[2]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0235
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.ullensaker.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1951 9,195 —    
1961 11,611 +26.3%
1971 15,800 +36.1%
1981 16,906 +7.0%
1991 18,116 +7.2%
2001 20,987 +15.8%
2011 30,081 +43.3%
2021? 40,516 +34.7%
2031? 49,447 +22.0%
Source: Statistics Norway.[3]

Ullensaker is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Jessheim. It has a population of 32 438 inhabitants. Norway's largest international airport Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, is located in Ullensaker.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Ullensaker farm (Old Norse: Ullinshof), since the first church was built there. The first element is the genitive case of the name Ullinn (a sideform of Ullr). The last element was originally hof which means "temple" but this was later (around 1500 AD) changed to aker meaning "acre" or "field".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

Ullensaker does not have an heraldic coat-of-arms properly granted. The municipality uses a non-heraldic badge that is from modern times. The logo was adopted on 8 November 1979, and it shows the god Ullr of Norse mythology holding a bow and three arrows. The colors on the logo can vary.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ullensaker borders with Eidsvoll to the north, Nes to the east, Sørum to the south, and Gjerdrum and Nannestad to the west. The international airport that serves as the main airport of Norway, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, is located in Ullensaker. The municipality has two major population centres: the villages of Kløfta and Jessheim, the latter one houses the administration center of Ullensaker. There is also a Royal Norwegian Army base at Sessvollmoen as well as a Royal Norwegian Air Force air station, Gardermoen Air Station.

Society[edit]

Ullensaker has had a huge population increase the last 50 years. This increase has been slightly accelerating the last few years. From the year 2000 to 2007, the population of Ullensaker increased by almost 6,000 people. The recent increase is partly attributed to the founding of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.[5]

Attractions[edit]

Herredshuset was completed in 1901 and housed Ullensaker county administration until 1967.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Ullensaker:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Befolkningsstatistikk. Befolkningsendringer i Ullensaker. 1951-
  2. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  3. ^ Projected population - Statistics Norway
  4. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Ullensaker. Population numbers. 1951-" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  6. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Icelandic). Borgarbyggð. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  7. ^ "Falkenbergs vänorter" (in Swedish). Falkenberg kommun. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Norðurlendskir vinarbýir hjá Leirvíkar Kommunu". Leirvíkar kommuna. Retrieved 2008-12-20. [dead link] (Faroese)
  9. ^ "Møde i Foreningen Norden" (in Danish). Odsherred kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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