governor=Per Kristian Arntzen (Sp)
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Ballangen is a municipality in the county of
Ballangen was separated from
EvenesJuly 1, 1925. The area of Efjordenwas transferred from Lødingento Ballangen January 1, 1962.
The municipality borders
Narvikto the east and Tysfjordto the south, and has a short border with Swedento the southeast. Ballangen is situated on the southern shore of Ofotfjorden. Ballangen also includes the long and narrow Efjorden, just south of the much larger Ofotfjord. Its immediate surroundings are dominated by fjords, mountains and forest. Ballangen relies on the neighbouring Narvikas its economic base. Ballangen has established cooporation with municipality of Tosno in Leningrad oblast.
The Norse form of the name was (maybe) "*Bagangr". Fact|date=August 2008 The meaning of the first element is unknown, the last element is "angr" m 'fjord'.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1980). It shows a
hammer(to represent mining industry) The green background represent the agriculture.
The Efjord area is among the most scenic in
North Norway, dominated by large slopes of bare rock with a narrow green area of vegetation near the fjord. The obelisk-like mountain nearby is dominated by the same, dark blue-grey rock, which contrasts with the clear water in the fjord where the sand banks can be seen just below the surface. Climbers and hikers are often tempted to test their skills on the rocky slopes.
In the east, Ballangen borders on lake
Siiddasjavri(or "Siiddašjávri"), which it shares with Sweden. "Siiddašjávri" is the 14th largest lake which lies in or partially in Norway. Another lake in the municipality is Børsvatne.
The first person living in Ballangen we know by name is Lodve Lange ("Lodve the long"), who is mentioned in
Heimskringlaas being one of King Olav Tryggvason's most trusted warriors, and being placed near the king in the famous ship Ormen Lange (long serpent). Lodve probably participated in the Battle of Svolderin the year 1000, and might have been killed there. He lived at Saltvik, which is near the fjord, east of the centre in Ballangen today.
There is a long history of
miningin Ballangen, starting from the 17th century. Over the years as many as 36 mines have been operated in Ballangen, including minerals like copper, nickeland iron, zink, manganeseand lead, but the most serious mining started in 1911 with Bjørkåsen Gruver mining mostly pyrite( [http://www.ofotenstidende.no/nyhet.asp?id=3909&fs=20 ] ). Mining for nickel and olivinecontinued until 2002. There is also a dolomitequarry in Ballangen. Ballangen is also the agricultural municipality in the Ofoten district.
Anni-Frid Lyngstadof ABBAwas born in Ballangen.
* [http://norwegen.piranho.de/Nordland_Ballangene.htm Some nice pictures from Ballangen]
* [http://www.ballangen-camping.no/nor/camping-e.html Ballangen Camping]
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