Lom, Norway

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The Stave Church at Lom, Norway

Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Fossbergom. The municipality of Lom was established on 1 January 1838. The area of Skjåk was separated from Lom to become a municipality of its own in 1866.

Geography[change | change source]

Lom sits at the base of two mountains. Glittertind is 2,452 metres (8,045 ft) and Galdhøpiggen is 2,469 metres (8,100 ft) high.[1]

History[change | change source]

It has one of the few remaining stave churches in Norway.[2] The church was built in 1158.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roger Norum, Norway (Hoboken, NJ; Chichester: Wiley, 2011), p. 209
  2. "Guiding in Lom Stavechurch". Lom kommune. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2014.