10 Informative Facts About Lillehammer

Facts About Lillehammer

  1. Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Innlandet county, Norway.
  2. Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics and 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.
  3. The coat-of-arms was granted in 1898 and show a birkebeiner, carrying a spear and a shield, who is skiing down a mountainside.
  4. Lillehammer is home to the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries, and in 2017 was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.
  5. Lillehammer has also friendly connections with Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; Minakami, Gunma Prefecture, Japan; Radviliškis, Lithuania & Bujanovac, Serbia.
  6. European route E6 passes through Lillehammer.
  7. The Norwegian-American Netflix Original series Lilyhammer takes place in Lillehammer.
  8. Lillehammer is twinned with: Sölden, Tyrol, Austria; Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan; Oulainen, Oulu Province, Finland; Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany; Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia, and Herzegovina; Autrans, Isère, France; Hayward, Wisconsin, United States; Hørsholm, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark & Leksand, Dalarna County, Sweden.
  9. The town of Lillehammer was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838.
  10. Lillehammer is situated in the lower part of Gudbrandsdal, at the northern head of lake Mjøsa, and is located to the south of the municipality of Øyer, to the southeast of Gausdal, northeast of Nordre Land, and to the north of Gjøvik, all in Oppland county. To the southeast, it is bordered by the Ringsaker municipality in Hedmark county. To the northwest is the mountain Spåtind.
Facts About Lillehammer

Facts About Lillehammer

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