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with the word ''hamarr'' which means "rocky hill". Coat-of-arms The coat-of-arms (Coat of arms) shows a Black Grouse sitting in the top of a pine tree on a white background. It was first described in the anonymous Hamarkrøniken (''The Hamar Chronicle'') written in 1553. History Between 500 and 1000 AD (Anno Domini), Aker farm was one of the most important power centres in Norway, located just a few kilometres away from today's Hamar. Three coins found in Ringerike in 1895 have been dated to the time of Harald Hardråde (Harald III of Norway) and are inscribed ''Olafr a Hamri''. Middle Ages At some point, presumably after 1030 but clearly before 1152, the centre was moved from Aker to the peninsula (List of peninsulas) near Rosenlundvika, what we today know as Domkirkeodden. There are some indications Harald Hardråde initiated this move because he had property at the new site. Much of the information about medieval Hamar is derived from the Hamar Chronicles, dated to about 1550. The town is said to have reached its apex in the early 14th century, dominated by the Hamar cathedral (Cathedral Ruins in Hamar), bishop's manor, and fortress, and surrounding urbanization. The town was known for its fragrant apple orchards, but there were also merchants, craftsmen, and fishermen in the town. After the Christianization of Norway in 1030, Hamar began to gain influence as a centre for trade and religion, until the episcopal representative Nikolaus Breakspear (Pope Adrian IV) in 1152 founded Hamar Kaupangen (Ancient Diocese of Hamar) as one of five dioceses in medieval Norway. This diocese included Hedemarken and Christians Amt (Oppland), being separated in 1152 from the former diocese of Oslo. The first bishop of Hamar (Ancient Diocese of Hamar) was Arnold, Bishop of Gardar, Greenland (1124–1152). He began to build the now ruined cathedral of Christ Church, which was completed about the time of Bishop Paul (1232–1252). Bishop Thorfinn (Thorfinn of Hamar) (1278–1282) was exiled and died at Ter Doest abbey (List of Christian religious houses in Belgium) in Flanders, and was later canonised. Bishop Jörund (1285–1286) was transferred to Trondheim. A provincial council was held in 1380. Hamar remained an important religious and political centre in Norway, organized around the cathedral and the bishop's manor until the Reformation (Protestant Reformation) in 1536, when it lost its status as a bishopric after the last Catholic bishop, Mogens Lauritssøn (1513–1537), was taken prisoner in his castle at Hamar by Truid Ulfstand, a Danish noble (Danish nobility), and sent to Antvorskov in Denmark, where he was mildly treated until his death in 1542. There were at Hamar a cathedral chapter with ten canons, a school, a Dominican Priory of St. Olaf, and a monastery of the Canons Regular of St. Anthony of Vienne (Hospital Brothers of St. Anthony). Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

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World Cup at Vojens (though he was part of a qualifier race and hence stands with a World Cup medal - his only title that year). The following year he managed to win the Swedish Championship at Målilla, but consistency eluded him as Jason Crump pipped him to the World title by three points (although the lead was 17 points before the final race). He followed this up with another extremely strong season in 2005. With 6 First positions at Wrocław (1st Event), Krško (3rd), Millennium Stadium (4th), Idrætsparken (5th) in København, Praha (6th) and Lonigo (9th); a second in the Swedish event at Eskilstuna (2nd); third in the Scandinavian held in Målilla (7th) and a lowly 9th in the Polish Grand Prix held at Bydgoszcz (8th Event). Even with such a poor finish in Poland, however, he had already virtually sown up the Championship in the 7th Grand Prix in Målilla, ahead of Jason Crump. After the sixth event held in the Czech Republic, he was first in the points per event table of the Elitserien (the Swedish Domestic Elite League). Though Tony stated that he would give up racing after the 2006 season, he sadly announced his early retirement from both World Championship and Domestic Speedway on 1 August 2006 at a press conference in Stockholm, in order to pursue his interest in racing cars instead. Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

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medieval, ethnological and archaeological museum, and has received architectural prizes for its approach to conservation and exhibition. It also houses a vast photographic archive for the Hedmark region. Additionally, Hamar is known for its indoor long track speed skating and bandy arena, the ''Olympia Hall'', better known as Vikingskipet (Vikingskipet Olympic Arena) ("The Viking ship") for its shape. It was built to host the speed skating competitions of the 1994 Winter Olympics that were held in nearby Lillehammer. Already in 1993 it hosted the Bandy World Championships (Bandy World Championship for men). The Vikingskipet Olympic Arena was later used in the winter of 2007 as the service park for Rally Norway, the second round of the 2007 World Rally Championship season. Its been the host for the worlds second largest computer party The Gathering (The Gathering (computer party)) starting on the Wednesday in Easter each year, for the last 13 years. Also situated in Hamar is the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre which hosted the figure skating and short track speed skating events of the 1994 Winter Olympics. The figure skating competition was highly anticipated. It featured Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, who drew most of the media attention, however the gold medal was won by Oksana Baiul of Ukraine. The centre of Hamar is the pedestrian walkway in the middle of town, with the library, cinema and farmer's market on Stortorget (the big square) on the western side, and Østre Torg (the eastern square), which sits on top of an underground multi-story carpark, on the eastern side. Transport Hamar is an important railway junction between two different lines to Trondheim. Rørosbanen, the old railway line, branches off from the mainline Dovrebanen. The Norwegian Railway Museum (''Norsk Jernbanemuseum'') is also in Hamar. thumb Hamar Railway Station (File:Hamar Railway Station.jpg) Notable residents Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

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Ruins , Hamar, Hedmark *Various stave churches

) '''The Kovenant''' is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo Hamar. The band originally formed as '''Covenant''' in 1993, but in 1999 were forced to change their name to The Kovenant due to a dispute with a Swedish (Sweden) electronic (electronic music) band of the same name (Covenant (band)). ref

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Henry won the gold medal in the 500 m at the 1952 Winter Olympics held in Oslo, Norway in front of 28,000 people at Bislett Stadium (Bislett stadion) in a time of 43.2 seconds. Two weeks later, he won the same title in the annual World Meet at Hamar, Norway. His 1952 Olympic Gold Medal time was one tenth of one second short of the record time set in 1948 by Finn Helgesen of Norway. - Vang (Vang, Hedmark) Incorporated into Hamar Hamar 1992 - His best year so far was 2002. He won silver at the World Sprint Championships in Hamar and went on to become Olympic Champion on the 500 m at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. This made him the first American to win the 500 m since fellow Madison native Eric Heiden won the event in 1980. Heiden was in attendance as the team orthopedist. - 1895 (1895 World Allround Speed Skating Championships) Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

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again won the Elitserien, this time with his local team Masarna from Avesta, as he and team-mate Leigh Adams were the two highest averaging riders in the entire league. In 2001 (2001 Speedway Grand Prix) he was back on the World stage, winning the World title with a record 121 points from six Grand Prix events, only missing one final - the last, at home on Stockholms Stadion (Stockholms Olympiastadion), which was really academic as only a thirteenth place could possibly have robbed


settlement_type Municipality (Municipalities of Norway) name Hamar county Hedmark idnumber 0403

'''Hamar''' is a town (List of cities in Norway) and municipality (Municipalities of Norway) in Hedmark county (Counties of Norway), Norway. It is part of the traditional region (Districts of Norway) of Hedmarken. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hamar. The municipality of Hamar was separated from Vang (Vang, Hedmark) as a town and municipality of its own in 1849. Vang was merged back into Hamar on 1 January 1992.

The town is located on the shores of Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, and is the principal city of Hedmark county. It is bordered to the northwest by the municipality of Ringsaker, to the north by Åmot, to the east by Løten, and to the south by Stange.

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