| Share


Oppland (ôpˈlän) [key], county (1995 pop. 183,194), 9,773 sq mi (25,312 sq km), S central Norway. The chief towns are Lillehammer (the capital) and Gjovik. The county is traversed from northwest to southeast by the Gudbrandsdalen valley. Farming and lumbering are the main occupations, and tourism is an important industry. The northern section is mountainous.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Oppland from Infoplease:

  • Lillehammer - Lillehammer Lillehammer , town (1995 pop. 24,170), capital of Oppland co., S Norway, at the ...
  • Mjøsa - Mjøsa Mjøsa , largest lake of Norway, 141 sq mi (365 sq km), and 1,453 ft (443 m) ...
  • Gudbrandsdalen - Gudbrandsdalen Gudbrandsdalen , valley region of Oppland co., S central Norway. It extends c.100 mi ...
  • Encyclopedia: Scandinavian Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Scandinavian Political Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Scandinavian Political Geography

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring