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Historical and old photos of Lillehammer, Innlandet

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Geography: Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Lillehammer. As of 2018, the population of the town of Lillehammer was 28,034. The city centre is a late nineteenth-century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains. Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics and 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Before Oslo's withdrawal from consideration, it was included as part of a bid to host events in the 2022 Winter Olympics if Oslo were to win the rights to hold the Games.

Lillehammer Municipality is further subdivided into the following populated places:

Søre Ål, Nordre Ål, Lillehammer Centre (Nybu), Vårsetergrenda (Røyslimoen), Vingnes, Jørstadmoen (Fåberg), Rudsbygd, Saksumdal, Vingrom, Nordseter, Busmoen

Date of foundation: 1390

History:

Population: 28 023

Sights:

Lillehammer. Panorama of city, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of city, between 1900 and 1950
Lillehammer. Panorama of city street, 1917
Panorama of city street, 1917
Lillehammer. Panorama of city street, 1917
Panorama of city street, 1917
Lillehammer. Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Lillehammer. Panorama of main city square, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of main city square, between 1900 and 1950
Lillehammer. Railway station, platform, between 1900 and 1950
Railway station, platform, between 1900 and 1950
Lillehammer. Railway station, platform, train, between 1950 and 1970
Railway station, platform, train, between 1950 and 1970
Lillehammer. Savings bank, circa 1905
Savings bank, circa 1905

History

The area has been settled since the Norwegian Iron Age; it is also mentioned as a site for council in 1390. Lillehammer had a lively market by the 1800s and obtained rights as a merchant city on 7 August 1827, at which point there were 50 registered residents within its boundaries.

The town of Lillehammer was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838.

The rural municipality of Fåberg was merged into the municipality of Lillehammer on 1 January 1964.

In 1973, Mossad killed a Moroccan waiter, having mistaken him for Palestinian terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh.

Lillehammer is known as a typical venue for winter sporting events; it was host city of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics, and was part of a joint bid with applicant host city Oslo to host events part of the 2022 Winter Olympics until Oslo withdrew its bid on 1 October 2014.

Lillehammer is home to the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries, and in 2017 was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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