Dovre is a municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdalen; the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Dovre. The municipality is bordered on the north by Oppdal municipality, on the east by Folldal, on the south by Sel and Vågå, on the northwest by Lesja; the highest peak is Snøhetta at a height of 2,286 metres. The municipality of Dovre was created when it was separated from the municipality of Lesja in 1861; the area "upper Folldal" was transferred from Dovre to Alvdal in 1884. The municipality is named after the old Dovre farm; the name is the plural of a word of unknown meaning. Other sites in Norway that have names beginning with Dovre- are in the vicinity of clefts and gorges. In southern Sweden, the nature reserve Dovrasjödalen is the site of a wide gorge near Hallsberg in Örebro County, Sweden; the coat of arms is from modern times. It was granted on 11 July 1986; the arms show a black muskox with a yellow horn on a gray background.
The muskox is an animal typical for the northern parts of Canada and Greenland. It is not native to Norway; the number has increased to around 300 today, the animal is thus a typical symbol for the municipality. People have lived at Dovre for about 6,000 years. In the stone age, they were hunters and fishermen. 2000 years ago, the first farms were developed at this location. Dovre is mentioned in the Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson. In 1021, King Olaf laid hold of all the best men, both at Lesja and Dovre, forced them either to receive Christianity or suffer death, if they were not so lucky as to escape; the Pilgrim's Route between Oslo and Trondheim in the 16th century passed through the Gudbrandsdal valley. After leaving the valley of the Lågen it passed over the Dovre Mountains into the present-day municipality; the heavy stream of annual pilgrims who visited the shrine of St. Olaf in Trondheim prior to the Reformation resulted in the erection of mountain stations where the pilgrims could find food and shelter.
In speaking of this route, Gjerset quotes Peder Claussøn Friis as writing: But in the winter people of high estate, as well as members of the court, travel this way, because however high and deep the snow may fall, it blows together on the high mountains and becomes so hard men and horses can walk on it. The bonder run over it on ski and snowshoes. There are three stations: Drivstuen and Fogstuen built on this same mountain in order that travelers may find lodging there. …at the stations there are implements and dry wood, so that the traveler may build themselves fire, not suffer from cold, when they have to remain over night, cannot find the way across the mountain. The Battle of Kringen took place in August 1612, just downstream of Dovre, where the Scottish force stayed on 24 August 1612. Dovre Church was built in 1736; the bell tower was added early in the 19th century. It was built based upon designed by Jesper Mikkelson Rusten, it has protected status. Eystein Church in Dovre was built in 1969 as a church for pilgrims and travelers on the Pilgrim's Route.
The church lies near the juncture of the boundaries of three counties. Eystein Church is built in concrete using sand brought from the Hjerkinn; the plans for the church were designed by architect Magnus Poulsson. Rondane National Park, which lies in Dovre, was the first Norwegian National Park, established on 21 December 1962. In 2003, Rondane National Park was enlarged and smaller areas of nature protection were opened or enlarged. Dovre National Park lies in Dovre, although part lies in Folldal in Hedmark, it was established in 2003. Dovre National Park covers an area of 289 square kilometres and the altitude varies from the tree line at 1,000 metres to the Storhøe peak at 1,716 metres, it is located between Rondane, which lies to its southeast, Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella on its northwest. Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park was founded in 2002 and encompasses part of the former Dovre National Park area, it is 1,693 square kilometres and encompasses areas in Dovre as well as in adjacent Lesja in Oppland and areas in Sør-Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal.
It includes the Dovrefjell mountain range. The area is isolated from the sea and on high altitude; the area has little precipitation and has cool summers and cold winters. The following cities are twinned with Dovre: - Gronau, Lower Saxony, Germany - Leppävirta, Itä-Suomi, Finland - Storfors, Värmland County, Sweden Ole Hjellemo and composer Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway Oppland travel guide from Wikivoyage The Battle of Kringen Dovrenett Dovre Kommune Birdwatching Dovrefjell Skulpturstopp
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