Kløfta

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Kløfta
Town
Kløfta Station
Kløfta is located in Norway
Kløfta
Kløfta
Coordinates: 60°4′37.2″N 11°8′20″E / 60.077000°N 11.13889°E / 60.077000; 11.13889
Country Norway
County Akershus
Municipality Ullensaker
District Romerike
Population (2009)
 • Total 6,584
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Post code 2040 Kløfta

Kløfta is a town located in Ullensaker, Akershus, Norway. It has a population of approximately 7,170 inhabitants.[1] Kløfta has a soccer team called Kløfta IL, and a shopping market. Kløfta has three schools – a middle school and two first through seventh grade school.

Literally translated, the name means 'the cleft' in English. It probably refers to a junction of three roads heading for Oslo, Trondheim and Kongsvinger. At Kløfta, the road RV2 towards Sweden branches off from the E6. Two railway lines to the north also split here.

Ullensaker Church is a large church at Kløfta, often referred to as "Romeriksdomen" or Romerike "Cathedral".

Norway's main prison, Ullersmo prison, is located in Kløfta. It is also home to some of the largest farming equipment companies in Norway. Ullensaker Church, built in 1958, lies just outside Kløfta. This church is often referred to as the "Romerike cathedral".

Augustus "Gus" Halvorsen Hilton (1854-1919), an immigrant from Norway, the father of American hotelier Conrad Hilton, was born at Kløfta.

Kløfta was, until 1995, the location of a longwave broadcasting station, which broadcast on 216 kHz.

Coordinates: 60°04′37″N 11°08′20″E / 60.077°N 11.139°E / 60.077; 11.139

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