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 Ringebu (help·info) is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Vålebru. The municipality of Ringebu was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Sollia was separated from Ringebu municipality to become a municipality of its own in 1864.

Contents

1 General information

1.1 Name 1.2 Coat-of-arms

2 History 3 Geography 4 Sister cities 5 References 6 External links

General information[edit] Name[edit] The Old Norse form of the name was Ringabú or Hringabú. The first element is probably derived from ringr which means "ring" (but in what context is unknown). The last element is bú which means "rural district".[2] Coat-of-arms[edit] The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1992. The arms show three orange flames on a red background. This represents the three valleys and three parishes of Ringebu, Fåvang, and Venabygd. Fire was chosen to represent mankind's need for heat and light.[3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Ringebu by country of origin in 2017[4]

Ancestry Number

 Poland 109

 Netherlands 41

 Lithuania 38

 Latvia 38

 Syria 29

History[edit]

Ringebu Stavkyrkje

The stave church at Ringebu, built around the year 1220, is one of fewer than 30 surviving stave churches and is one of the largest. Some 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the church lies Hundorp farm, the legendary home of Dale-Gudbrand. Dale-Gudbrand is mentioned in the Heimskringla (English: The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway) by Snorri Sturluson. The account of King Olaf's (A.D. 1015-1021) conversion of Dale-Gudbrand to Christianity is popularly recognized. Geography[edit] Ringebu is bordered to the northwest by Sør-Fron municipality, to the southwest by Gausdal, to the south by Øyer, and by Stor-Elvdal municipality in Hedmark county on the east.

Ringebu town hall.

The administrative center of Ringebu municipality is the village of Vålebru which is located at an elevation of 182 metres (597 ft) above sea level, but 50% of the area within the municipal borders is greater than 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level. From Ringebu, two mountain passes provide road access into the Østerdal; one of these is closed during the winter. Because these mountain areas reliably provide good snow conditions, the area is a popular tourist destination. Kvitfjell ski area in Ringebu was expanded to serve as a downhill venue for the 1994 Winter Olympics. Sister cities[edit] The following cities are twinned with Ringebu:[5]

- Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden

References[edit]

^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Kristians amt (in Norwegian) (4 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 137.  ^ "Kommunevåpenet". Ringebu kommune. Archived from the original on February 28, 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-04.  (in Norwegian) ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2015.  ^ "Våra vänorter" (in Swedish). Filipstad kommun. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 

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External links[edit]

Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway Oppland travel guide from Wikivoyage Gudbrandsdalen travel guide from Wikivoyage Kvitfjell travel guide from Wikivoyage Frya Leir Motel

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Municipalities of Oppland

Gudbrandsdalen

Midtdalen

Nord-Fron Sør-Fron Ringebu

Norddalen

Dovre Lesja Lom Sel Skjåk Vågå

Sørdalen

Gausdal Lillehammer Øyer

Valdres

Nord-Aurdal Sør-Aurdal Etnedal Vestre Slidre Øystre Slidre Vang

Vest- Oppland

Gjøvik

Hadeland

Gran Lunner Jevnaker

Land

Nordre Søndre

Toten

Østre Vestre

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 238791

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