Nome, Norway

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Nome kommune
Ulefoss, Nome
Ulefoss, Nome
Coat of arms of Nome kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nome kommune
Vestfold og Telemark within
Norway
Nome within Vestfold og Telemark
Nome within Vestfold og Telemark
Coordinates: 59°17′5″N 9°7′26″E / 59.28472°N 9.12389°E / 59.28472; 9.12389Coordinates: 59°17′5″N 9°7′26″E / 59.28472°N 9.12389°E / 59.28472; 9.12389
CountryNorway
CountyVestfold og Telemark
DistrictMidt-Telemark
Administrative centreUlefoss
Government
 • Mayor (2011)Bjørg Lundefaret (Ap)
Area
 • Total430 km2 (170 sq mi)
 • Land386 km2 (149 sq mi)
Area rank229 in Norway
Population
 (2004)
 • Total6,606
 • Rank149 in Norway
 • Density17/km2 (40/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
−1.6%
Demonym(s)Hollasokning or
Lundhering[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3816
Official language formNeutral[2]
Websitewww.nome.kommune.no

Nome is a municipality in Telemark in the county of Vestfold og Telemark in Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Midt-Telemark and historically of Grenland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ulefoss.

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, Helgen, Flåbygd, and Svenseid.

The area of the farmlands is 26.8 square kilometers (as of 2013); barley is farmed on 4.9 sq.kilometers.[3]

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality of Nome was created in 1964 and the name was taken from a lake in the river of Eidselva. The meaning of the name is unknown (maybe related to the first element in the name Numedal).

Coat-of-arms[edit]

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 Church[edit]

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.[4]

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. ^ https://snl.no/Nome
  4. ^ "Romnes kirke". kulturminnesok. Retrieved October 1, 2016.[permanent dead link]

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