The Info List - Hedmark

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[²heːdmɑrk] ( listen) is a county in Norway, bordering Trøndelag
to the north, Oppland
to the west and Akershus
to the south. The county administration is in Hamar. Hedmark
makes up the northeastern part of Østlandet, the southeastern part of the country. It has a long border with Sweden, Dalarna County and Värmland County. The largest lakes are Femunden and Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway. Parts of Glomma, Norway's longest river, flow through Hedmark. Geographically, Hedmark
is traditionally divided into: Hedemarken, east of Mjøsa, Østerdalen, north of Elverum, and Glåmdalen, south of Elverum. Hedmark
and Oppland
are the only Norwegian counties with no coastline. Hedmark
also hosted some events of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Hamar, Kongsvinger, Elverum
and Tynset
are cities in the county. Hedmark
is one of the less urbanized areas in Norway; about half of the inhabitants live on rural land. The population is mainly concentrated in the rich agricultural district adjoining Mjøsa
to the southeast. The county's extensive forests supply much of Norway's timber; at one time, logs were floated down Glomma
to the coast but are now transported by truck and train. The Hedmark
municipality of Engerdal
has the distinction of marking the current southernmost border in Norway
of Sápmi, the traditional region of the Sami people. The county is divided into three traditional districts. These are Hedmarken, Østerdalen
and Solør (with Odalen and Vinger). Hedmark
was originally a part of the large Akershus
amt, but in 1757 Oplandenes amt was separated from it. Some years later, in 1781, this was divided into Kristians amt (now Oppland) and Hedemarkens amt. Until 1919, the county was called Hedemarkens amt.


1 Etymology 2 Coat of arms 3 Politics 4 Municipalities 5 References 6 External links

Etymology[edit] The Old Norse
Old Norse
form of the name was Heiðmǫrk. The first element is heiðnir, the name of an old Germanic tribe and is related to the word heið, which means moorland. The last element is mǫrk 'woodland, borderland, march'. (See also Telemark
and Finnmark.)[4] Coat of arms[edit] The coat of arms is from modern times (1987). It shows three barkespader (adzes used to remove bark from timber logs). Politics[edit] Every four years the inhabitants of Hedmark
elect 33 representatives to Hedmark
Fylkesting, the Hedmark
County Assembly. After the elections of September 2007 the majority of the seats of the assembly were held by a three-party coalition consisting of the Labour Party (14 seats), the Centre Party (5 seats) and the Socialist Left Party (2 seats). Eight parties are represented in the assembly, the remaining 5 being the Progress Party (4 seats), the Conservative Party (4), the Liberal Party (2), the Christian Democratic Party (1) and the Pensioners Party (1). The assembly is headed by the county mayor (Norwegian: Fylkesordfører). As of the 2007 elections the county mayor is Arnfinn Nergård. He represents the Centre Party. In 2003 a parliamentary system was established, which means that the county assembly elects a political administration or council to hold executive power. This county council reflects the majority of the county assembly and includes the three parties holding the majority of the assembly seats, i.e., the Labour Party, the Center Party and the Socialist Left Party. The council is led by Siv Tørudbakken, a member of the Labour Party. Municipalities[edit]

Municipalities of Hedmark

Rank Name Inhabitants Area km²

7000100000000000000♠1 Ringsaker 7004341510000000000♠34,151 7003112500000000000♠1,125

7000200000000000000♠2 Hamar 7004309300000000000♠30,930 7002339000000000000♠339

7000300000000000000♠3 Elverum 7004211230000000000♠21,123 7003122100000000000♠1,221

7000400000000000000♠4 Stange 7004206460000000000♠20,646 7002642000000000000♠642

7000500000000000000♠5 Kongsvinger 7004179340000000000♠17,934 7002965000000000000♠965

7000600000000000000♠6 Sør-Odal 7003788400000000000♠7,884 7002487000000000000♠487

7000700000000000000♠7 Løten 7003761500000000000♠7,615 7002363000000000000♠363

7000800000000000000♠8 Åsnes 7003727900000000000♠7,279 7003101500000000000♠1,015

7000900000000000000♠9 Trysil 7003656700000000000♠6,567 7003295700000000000♠2,957

7001100000000000000♠10 Eidskog 7003614200000000000♠6,142 7002604000000000000♠604

7001110000000000000♠11 Tynset 7003560500000000000♠5,605 7003183100000000000♠1,831

7001120000000000000♠12 Nord-Odal 7003509700000000000♠5,097 7002476000000000000♠476

7001130000000000000♠13 Grue 7003474000000000000♠4,740 7002787000000000000♠787

7001140000000000000♠14 Åmot 7003448000000000000♠4,480 7003130600000000000♠1,306

7001150000000000000♠15 Våler 7003368000000000000♠3,680 7002685000000000000♠685

7001160000000000000♠16 Stor-Elvdal 7003249000000000000♠2,490 7003214400000000000♠2,144

7001170000000000000♠17 Alvdal 7003242400000000000♠2,424 7002927000000000000♠927

7001180000000000000♠18 Os 7003193600000000000♠1,936 7003101300000000000♠1,013

7001190000000000000♠19 Rendalen 7003182700000000000♠1,827 7003307300000000000♠3,073

7001200000000000000♠20 Folldal 7003156900000000000♠1,569 7003126600000000000♠1,266

7001210000000000000♠21 Tolga 7003155300000000000♠1,553 7003110100000000000♠1,101

7001220000000000000♠22 Engerdal 7003129400000000000♠1,294 7003192100000000000♠1,921

Total Hedmark 7005196966000000000♠196,966 7004273880000000000♠27,388

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd gen.) in Hedmark
by country of origin in 2017[5]

Nationality Population (2017)

 Poland 2,204

 Sweden 1,421

 Somalia 1,125

 Lithuania 1,119

 Eritrea 948

 Germany 746

 Iraq 721

 Thailand 694

 Afghanistan 620

 Syria 608

 Denmark 605

 Vietnam 572

 Bosnia-Herzegovina 539

 Iran 503

 Netherlands 418

 Russia 418

 Kosovo 416

 Philippines 369


^ Projected population - Statistics Norway ^ Statistics Norway
- Church of Norway. ^ Statistics Norway
- Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. County. 2006-2010 Archived 2011-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Hedmark". Store norske leksikon
Store norske leksikon
(in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 July 2015.  ^ "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 26 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official homepage Media related to Hedmark
at Wikimedia Commons Hedmark
travel guide from Wikivoyage

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Counties of Norway

Akershus Aust-Agder Buskerud Finnmark Hedmark Hordaland Møre og Romsdal Nordland Oppland

Oslo Østfold Rogaland Sogn og Fjordane Telemark Troms Trøndelag Vest-Agder Vestfold

Coordinates: 60°50′00″N 11°40′00″E / 60.83333°N 11.66667°E /