Oppland

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Oppland is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. The county administration is in Lillehammer.

Oppland fylke
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County NO-05
Region Østlandet
Administrative centre Lillehammer
County mayor  
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 5
25,192 km²
7.82 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 12
183,690
4.01 %
0.2 %
8/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 13
35,406 million NOK
2.32 %
193,130 NOK

Oppland extends from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden to the mountains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen and Rondane. The county includes the landscapes Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland and Land.

Oppland includes the cities Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Otta, and Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen.

A lot of museums and other attractions are situated here. Tourism is important to the economy; Valdres and Gudbrandsdalen being popular attractions. Gudbrandsdalen surrounds the river Gudbrandsdalslågen, and includes the villages Øyer, Dovre and Dombås. Valdres includes the land extending from Jotunheimen down to Bagn at Begna river. It is a well known place for skiing and winter sports. The main built up places here are Beitostølen and Fagernes.

History

In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Oppland was a petty kingdom.

Some kings of Oppland:

Municipalities

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