- Lier, Norway
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Lier is a municipality in the county of
Lier was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see
formannskapsdistrikt). The area Åssidenwas transferred from Lier to DrammenJuly 1, 1951.
Lier borders to the municipalitys of
Asker( Akershus), Bærum(Akershus), Drammen(Buskerud), Modum(Buskerud), Nedre Eiker(Buskerud), Røyken(Buskerud).It includes the villages Lier ( Lierbyen), Sylling, Sjåstad, Nøste, Gullaug, Lierskogen(Where Norway's longest indoor shopping lane, Liertoppen, is situated) and Tranby.
Lier is appreciated as a green lung for Norway's capital
Oslowith its vast number of fields and appletrees. It is also famous for its agricultural products as strawberriesand vegetables.
GilhusoddenNature Preserve is home of many different bird species. The area is also used for recreation, espescially swimming and sunbathing, with its long, shallow beach.
The Norse form of the name was "Líðir". The name is the plural form of "líð" f 'hillside'.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1970). It shows five flowers of
apple(to represent fertility).
Oslo's Patron Saint,
St. Hallvard, was born in Lier.
ights in Lier include:
*"Bygdeborgen", a village stronghold from the Middle Ages on
*St. Hallvard's minne, a memorial of St. Hallvard
*Gjellebekk skanse, a defence stand which prevented a Swedish invasion of Norway
*Gilhusodden, a Nature Preserve
*Ten British RAF
Airmenfrom World War IIburied in Syllingcemetery.
Famous people from Lier
Hans Christian Heg, American Civil war officer
Sten Stensen, speedskater
Håvard Steensen, graphic artist and animator
Thorleif Haug(1894–1934), skier/skijumper
Thorbjørn Jagland, politician, former prime minister, currently president of parliament
Bjørn Eidsvåg, artist and preacher, living in Lier, born in Sauda
Gert Nygaardshaug, author
Karin Fossum, author, living in Sylling/Lier
Martin Kolberg, secretary of The Norwegian Labour Party.
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