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(s) Ullsokning[2]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-0235
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.ullensaker.kommune.no
Historical population
YearPop.±%
19519,195—    
196111,611+26.3%
197115,800+36.1%
198116,906+7.0%
199118,116+7.2%
200120,987+15.8%
201130,081+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. The name is first recorded in 1300 as Ullinshof. 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 village of Kløfta and the city of 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]

Minority[edit]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Ullensaker by country of origin in 2017[6]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 1,017
 Pakistan 648
 Sweden 516
 Lithuania 468
 Iraq 455
 Vietnam 317
 Afghanistan 301
 Sri Lanka 277
 Kosovo 272
 Philippines 251
 Thailand 207
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 203

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. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  3. ^ Projected population - Statistics Norway[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Ullensaker. Population numbers. 1951-" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  6. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Icelandic). Borgarbyggð. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Falkenbergs vänorter" (in Swedish). Falkenberg kommun. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "Norðurlendskir vinarbýir hjá Leirvíkar Kommunu". Leirvíkar kommuna. Archived from the original on 11 July 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-20.  (in Faroese)
  10. ^ "Møde i Foreningen Norden" (in Danish). Odsherred kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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