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Jevnaker kommune
Storgata Jevnaker.jpg
Coat of arms of Jevnaker kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Jevnaker kommune
Oppland within
Jevnaker within Oppland
Jevnaker within Oppland
Coordinates: 60°16′16″N 10°24′7″E / 60.27111°N 10.40194°E / 60.27111; 10.40194Coordinates: 60°16′16″N 10°24′7″E / 60.27111°N 10.40194°E / 60.27111; 10.40194
Administrative centreJevnaker
 • Mayor (2003)Hilde Brørby Fivelsdal (Ap)
 • Total224 km2 (86 sq mi)
 • Land195 km2 (75 sq mi)
Area rank317 in Norway
 • Total6,312
 • Rank159 in Norway
 • Density33/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0532
Official language formBokmål

Jevnaker is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Jevnaker with a population of 4,302.

The parish of Jævnaker was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Lunner was separated from the municipality of Jevnaker on 1 January 1898 to form a municipality of its own.

The municipality is (together with Gran and Lunner) a part of the Hadeland traditional region. The Hadeland region has a population of about 30,000. The region spreads over a large area including several villages and towns.

General information[edit]


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Jevnaker farm (Old Norse: Jafnakr), since the first church was built here. The first element is jafn which means "even" or "flat" and the last element is akr which means "field" or "acre". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Jævnaker". [2]


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 24 June 1983. The arms show three silver-colored glasses, since glassblowing has been a long tradition and industry in the municipality (see Hadeland Glassverk). The red colour of the background was also chosen as the colour of the glass when hot.[3][4]

(See also coat-of-arms of Gildeskål)

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Jevnaker by country of origin in 2017[5]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 96
 Lithuania 66
 Germany 41
 Russia 35
 Denmark 32
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 30
 Sweden 27


View from Svarttjernshøgda mountain

Jevnaker is situated at the southern end of the Randsfjorden. The municipality is bordered to the north by the municipality of Gran, to the east by Lunner, and to the southwest by Ringerike (in Buskerud county).

Jevnaker municipality has an area of 224 square kilometres (86 sq mi), measuring 25.5 kilometres (15.8 mi) on a north–south axis and 21 kilometres (13.0 mi) on an east–west axis. The municipality lies in the extreme south of Oppland county.

The highest point is Svarttjernshøgda with a height of 717 metres (2,352 ft).


Jevnaker is home to Hadeland Glassverk, an old glassblowing factory with over 600,000 visitors each year, ranking it as the third most popular tourist destination in Norway.

The Kistefos Træsliberi, an industrial museum with a very impressive Art collection, is also located in Jevnaker

Hadeland Glassverk Panorama

Jevnaker is the home of Artists Geir Kleppan and Lucas Stephens


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Kristians amt (Anden halvdel) (in Norwegian) (4 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 118.
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  4. ^ "Kortfattet informasjon" (in Norwegian). Jevnaker kommune. Archived from the original on 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  5. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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