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10 Informative Facts About Hamar

Facts About Hamar

  1. The town is located on the shores of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, and is the principal city of Hedmark county.
  2. The municipality of Hamar was separated from Vang as a town and municipality of its own in 1849. Vang was merged back into Hamar on 1 January 1992.
  3. Hamar is a town in Hamar Municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Hedmarken.
  4. The coat-of-arms shows a Black Grouse sitting at the top of a pine tree on a white background. It was first described in the anonymous Hamar Chronicle, written in 1553.
  5. The Hedmark Museum, located on Domkirkeodden, is an important historical landmark in Hamar, an outdoor museum with remains of the medieval church, in a protective glass housing, the episcopal fortress and a collection of old farmhouses.
  6. Hamar was the venue of three sports during the 1994 Winter Olympics, figure skating, short track, and speed skating.
  7. Hamar is twinned with: Lund, Skåne County, Sweden; Viborg, Region Midtjylland, Denmark; Dalvík, Iceland; Porvoo, Uusimaa, Finland; Fargo, North Dakota, United States; Karmiel, Northern District, Israel; Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany & Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories.
  8. The modern town was rebuilt after 1848 and chartered in 1849. During the German invasion of Norway in World War II.
  9. Hamar, town, southeastern Norway. Hamar lies on the eastern shore of Lake Mjøsa.
  10. Hamar’s manufactures include heavy machinery, building materials, and leather goods.
Facts About Hamar
Facts About Hamar
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