Nittedal

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Nittedal kommune
Nittedal sentrum.JPG
Coat of arms of Nittedal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nittedal kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Nittedal within Akershus
Nittedal within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°4′23″N 10°52′20″E / 60.07306°N 10.87222°E / 60.07306; 10.87222Coordinates: 60°4′23″N 10°52′20″E / 60.07306°N 10.87222°E / 60.07306; 10.87222
CountryNorway
CountyAkershus
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreRotnes
Government
 • Mayor (2011)Hilde Thorkildsen (Ap)
Area
 • Total186 km2 (72 sq mi)
 • Land179 km2 (69 sq mi)
Area rank338 in Norway
Population
 (2006 Q2)
 • Total19,722
 • Rank47 in Norway
 • Density108/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
18.0%
Demonym(s)Nittedøl or
Nittedøling[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0233
Official language formBokmål
Websitewww.nittedal.kommune.no

Nittedal is a municipality and city in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rotnes.

The parish of Nitedal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The name (Old Norse: Nitjudalr) is an old district name. The first element is the genitive case of the river name Nitja (now Nitelva) and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale". The meaning of the river name is unknown. Prior to 1918, the name was written "Nittedalen".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 23 January 1987. The arms show the two silver lines running in a bend sinister direction on a green background. They represent the main transportation lines that run through the municipality from Oslo to other parts of the country: the main highway and the railroad, they also can represent skiing tracks, an old winter transportation method. At the same time the two lines symbolize matches, as one of Norway's oldest match factories was founded in Nittedal. The lines also symbolize tree logs, as forestry is of great importance for the local economy.[2][3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nittedal by country of origin in 2017[4]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 462
 Sri Lanka 329
 Pakistan 303
 Sweden 241
 Vietnam 197
 Lithuania 178
 Denmark 139
 Germany 103
 India 103
 Philippines 94

Geography[edit]

Nittedal town hall.

Nittedal lies directly northeast of Oslo and serves as a suburb to the capital. It is located on both sides of the Nitelva river. The southernmost population centre is Hagan. Further north lie the centres of Slattum, Rotnes, Åneby, Grønvoll, Varingskollen, and Hakadal.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Nittedal:[5]

Notable people[edit]

This list includes people who have resided in, or are associated with, Nittedal:

On 12 February 2010, Princess Märtha Louise opened the exhibition "Noses Smell Tulips" in Nittedal. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  3. ^ "Nittedals kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Nittedal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  4. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Lenker" (in Norwegian). Nittedal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  6. ^ http://www.kongehuset.no/c30042/kalenderpost/liste.html?sortering=Null&&arkiv=1&ar=2010

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