Nome within Telemark
|• Mayor (2011)||Bjørg Lundefaret (Ap)|
|• Total||430 km2 (170 sq mi)|
|• Land||386 km2 (149 sq mi)|
|Area rank||229 in Norway|
|• Rank||149 in Norway|
|• Density||17/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||-1.6 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0819|
|Official language form||Neutral|
The municipality of Nome was created on 1 January 1964 when the two former municipalities of Holla and Lunde were merged. Nome consists of a number of villages including Lunde, Ulefoss, Flåbygd, and Svenseid.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1989. The arms are silver and blue and are divided party per bend sinister to look like steps. It is meant to represent the Telemark Canal which runs through the municipality.
Romnes church (Romnes kirke) is a Romanesque stone church. It was built between 1150 and 1250. The church was constructed of stone joined with lime, while the corners consist of limestone. The apse and nave has a flat ceiling, while the choir has vaulted wood ceilings. The entrance portal to the west is of decorated stone. The church also had an entrance on the south wall in the choir. The pulpit and baroque altarpiece are from the 1700s. The square bell tower dates to the end of the 1800s. The church currently has curved red bricks on the roof. During the restoration in 1921, murals from the late Middle Ages were restored. Additional restoration was conducted between 1966-1967.