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Coat of arms of the Eidsvoll municipality
Eidsvoll (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 3035
Province  (county) : Viken
Coordinates : 60 ° 21 ′  N , 11 ° 15 ′  E Coordinates: 60 ° 21 ′  N , 11 ° 15 ′  E
Surface: 456.5 km²
Residents: 25,436  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 56 inhabitants per km²
Language form : Bokmål
Railway connection: Cloakroom
Mayor : John-Erik Vika  ( Sp ) (2015)
Location in the province of Viken
Location of the municipality in the province of Viken

Eidsvoll is a place and a municipality in the Norwegian Fylke Viken . It borders in the north on the municipalities of Østre Toten and Stange , in the east on Nord-Odal , in the southeast on Nes , in the south on Ullensaker and in the west on Nannestad and Hurdal .


In Eidsvoll, the first Norwegian constitution ( Eidsvoll constitution ) was adopted on May 17, 1814 . This day has been a national holiday since then .

In 1624 an ironworks was founded here, which is how the place came into being. The constituent national assembly met here from April 11th to May 20th, 1814. Eidsvoll has been a national symbol of Norway since then .

The National Assembly met in the house of the ironworks owner Carsten Anker , which has been a museum since 1837. It was convened after the Peace of Kiel , where the Danish-Norwegian personal union was dissolved. 112 delegates attended it, seven farmers, 13 merchants, five landowners and 57 officials. These 112 men went down in history as the founders of Norway .

The Eidsvoll constitution was considered the most liberal in the world in its time, but it did not tolerate any Jesuits or other monastic orders in the country. In Section 2, Jews were expressly forbidden from entering the Reich.

Personalities from Eidsvoll

Personalities at the National Assembly of 1814

Web links

Commons : Eidsvoll  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning
  2. Ulrich Brömmling: The forbidden land in: Time . No. 35/2007 of 23 August 2007, page 74