Stange

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Stange kommune
View of the village of Stangebyen
View of the village of Stangebyen
Coat of arms of Stange kommune
Official logo of Stange kommune
Stange within Innlandet
Stange within Innlandet
Coordinates: 60°42′57″N 11°11′25″E / 60.71583°N 11.19028°E / 60.71583; 11.19028Coordinates: 60°42′57″N 11°11′25″E / 60.71583°N 11.19028°E / 60.71583; 11.19028
CountryNorway
CountyInnlandet
DistrictHedmarken
Established1 January 1838
Administrative centreStangebyen
Government
 • Mayor (2022)Bjarne Christiansen (Ap)
Area
 • Total724.28 km2 (279.65 sq mi)
 • Land640.98 km2 (247.48 sq mi)
 • Water83.30 km2 (32.16 sq mi)  11.5%
 • Rank#157 in Norway
Population
 (2021)
 • Total21,072
 • Rank#59 in Norway
 • Density32.9/km2 (85/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +10%
DemonymStangesokning[1]
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3413
WebsiteOfficial website

Stange  is a municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Hedemarken. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Stangebyen. Other villages include Bekkelaget, Espa, Bottenfjellet, Ilseng, Ottestad, Sandvika, Sinnerud, Starhellinga, Tangen, and Romedal.

The 724-square-kilometre (280 sq mi) municipality is the 157th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Stange is the 59th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 21,072. The municipality's population density is 32.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (85/sq mi) and its population has increased by 10% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

General information[edit]

Just a few kilometers away, the craggy, forested side of Stange

The parish of Stange was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipalities of Romedal (population: 6,441) and Stange (population: 9,734) were merged to form a new, larger municipality of Stange with a population of 16,175 residents. On 13 July 1956, a small part of the municipality of Vang (population: 24) was transferred to Stange municipality.[5]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Stange farm (Old Norse: Stangir), since the first Stange Church was built there. The name is the plural form of stǫng which means "bar", "pole", or "rod". (The farm is lying on a long hill, and this is probably the background for the name.)[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 20 June 1986. The arms show a white or silver-colored medieval plough called an ard on a green background. It symbolizes this historic importance of agriculture in the area; originally the growing of grains and then later growing potatoes. The arms were designed by Arne Løvstad.[7][8]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has five parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Stange. It is part of the Hamar domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Hamar.

Churches in Stange
Parish (sokn) Church name Location of the church Year built
Ottestad Ottestad Church Ottestad 1731
Romedal Romedal Church Romedal 1887
Stange Stange Church Stangebyen c. 1250
Tangen Strandlykkja Church Strandlykkja 1915
Tangen Church Tangen 1861
Vallset Vallset Church Vallset 1850

Media[edit]

The newspaper Stangeavisa has been published in Stange since 2004.[9]

History[edit]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Stange by country of origin in 2017[10]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 243
 Eritrea 182
 Germany 134
 Sweden 99
 Afghanistan 97
 Somalia 92
 Lithuania 91
 Kosovo 79
 Vietnam 68
 Thailand 66

Archeological finds indicate agricultural settlements in the area well before the Viking Age. Since the shortest route from the south to Hamar went through the area, there have also been trade and hospitality there since time immemorial. Stange has its own historical association that publishes articles, short research topics, as well as authoritative works on the area's history.

Stange Church is located in Stangebyen. The church is mentioned in 1225 in Håkon Håkonsen's saga and the current church building was constructed around the year 1250.

The Atlungstad Distillery was established in Stange in 1855.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated on the east side of the lake Mjøsa. It borders the municipalities of Hamar on the north; Løten, Våler, and Åsnes to the east; Nord-Odal to the south; and Eidsvoll to the west.

The municipality can be roughly divided into two areas: the northern area, with rich and fertile agricultural land; and a southern area with craggy, forested area (the Stange Commons). As a result, the northern section is dominated by large, prosperous farms; the southern part by small, marginal farms. The rivers Lageråa and Svartelva both run through the municipality.

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Stange, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elects a mayor.[11] The municipality falls under the Østre Innlandet District Court and the Eidsivating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Stange is made up of 35 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Stange Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Red Party (Rødt)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)9
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Environment list Ottestad (Nærmiljølista Ottestad)3
 Local list in Stange (Bygdelista i Stange)1
Total number of members:35
Stange Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [13][14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)16
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local list in Stange (Bygdelista i Stange)2
Total number of members:35
Stange Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Local list for Stange (Bygdelista for Stange)1
Total number of members:35
Stange Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Local list for Stange (Bygdelista for Stange)2
Total number of members:35
Stange Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local list for Stange (Bygdelista for Stange)2
Total number of members:43
Stange Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)20
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local list for Stange (Bygdelista for Stange)4
Total number of members:43
Stange Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)23
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
Total number of members:43
Stange Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)28
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)11
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)37
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)37
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)36
 Conservative Party (Høyre)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)36
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 New People's Party (Nye Folkepartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)37
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)37
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:55
Stange Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)37
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)2
Total number of members:55
Stange Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)24
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
Total number of members:33
Stange Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)24
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
Total number of members:33
Stange Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)22
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:32
Stange Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)22
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)7
Total number of members:32
Stange Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [29]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)5
Total number of members:28
Stange Herredsstyre 1938–1940* [30]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)21
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
Total number of members:28
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

Mayors[edit]

The mayors of Stange (incomplete list):

  • 1923-1926: Martin Hestnæs (Ap)
  • 1926–1945: Kristian Fjeld (Ap)
  • 1946–1951: Christian Stensbak (Ap)
  • 1952–1975: Arnljot Johnstad (Ap)
  • 1976–1983: Jens K. Nybruket (Ap)
  • 1984–2007: Jan Tyriberget (Ap)
  • 2007–2022: Nils A. Røhne (Ap)
  • 2022–present: Bjarne H. Christiansen (Ap)

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Stange has sister city agreements with the following places:[31]

Notable people[edit]

Otto Albert Blehr, 1917
Odvar Nordli, 1976

Sport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2021). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian).
  4. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2021). "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  6. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Hedmarkens amt (in Norwegian) (3 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. pp. 154 and 158.
  7. ^ "Civic heraldry of Norway - Norske Kommunevåpen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Beskrivelse av Stanges kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Stange kommune. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  9. ^ Smith-Meyer, Trond; Breivik Pettersen, Øyvind, eds. (21 July 2021). "Stangeavisa". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  11. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (12 May 2016). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2019 - Innlandet". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2015 - Hedmark". Valg Direktoratet.
  14. ^ a b c d "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  15. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2011 - Hedmark". Valg Direktoratet.
  16. ^ "Kommunestyrevalget 1995" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1996.
  17. ^ "Kommunestyrevalget 1991" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1993.
  18. ^ "Kommunestyrevalget 1987" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1988.
  19. ^ "Kommunestyrevalget 1983" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1984.
  20. ^ "Kommunestyrevalget 1979" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1979.
  21. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1975" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1977.
  22. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1972" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1973.
  23. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1967" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1967.
  24. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1964.
  25. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960.
  26. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957.
  27. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952.
  28. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948.
  29. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947.
  30. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938.
  31. ^ "Vennskapskommuner". stange.kommune.no (in Norwegian). Stange Kommune. Retrieved 31 January 2021.

External links[edit]