Ullensaker within Akershus
|• Mayor (2003)||Harald Espelund (FrP)|
|• Total||252 km2 (97 sq mi)|
|• Land||250 km2 (100 sq mi)|
|Area rank||301 in Norway|
|• Total||29,088 |
|• Rank||36 in Norway|
|• Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||28.2 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0235|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
|Source: Statistics Norway.|
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 village of Jessheim. It has a population of approximately 30,000 inhabitants. Norway's largest international airport Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, is located in Ullensaker.
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".
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.
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.
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.
- Raknehaugen - the largest tumulus of Northern Europe
- Trandumskogen - A memorial honoring 173 Norwegians, 15 Soviet citizens and 6 Britons that were executed by the nazis during World War II.
- Gardermoen Culture Park - An area close to Gardermoen Airport, which serves as the Norwegian Air Force's airplane collection and the Scandinavian Airlines Museum's location.
The following cities are twinned with Ullensaker:
- - Borgarbyggð, Vesturland, Iceland
- - Falkenberg, Halland County, Sweden
- - Leirvík, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
- - Odsherred, Region Sjælland, Denmark
- Befolkningsstatistikk. Befolkningsendringer i Ullensaker. 1951-
- "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
- Projected population - Statistics Norway
- Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20.
- "Ullensaker. Population numbers. 1951-". Statistics Norway. (Norwegian)
- "Vennskapskommuner". Borgarbyggð. Retrieved 2008-12-20. (Icelandic)
- "Falkenbergs vänorter". Falkenberg kommun. Retrieved 2008-12-20. (Swedish)
- "Norðurlendskir vinarbýir hjá Leirvíkar Kommunu". Leirvíkar kommuna. Retrieved 2008-12-20.[dead link] (Faroese)
- "Møde i Foreningen Norden". Odsherred kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. (Danish)
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- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Ullensaker municipality website
- Gardermoen culturepark (Norwegian)