Lillehammer was founded in 1827.
Lillehammer is located in the eastern part of Norway, 180 kilometres from Oslo.
The distance from Oslo Airport Gardermoen is about 150 kilometres.
Lillehammer is located at the northern shore of Norway's largest lake, Mjøsa.

The population is about 26 800 (October 2012)
LIllehammer's total area is 477 km2.

Lillehammer is a commercial, administrative, culture and educational centre.
It is a popular tourist destination - there are more than 800 000 visitors (guest-nights) every year.

And of course, Lillehammer is world famous for the Olympic Winter Games in 1994.

Lillehammer offers 15.000 jobs, mainly within public and private services.
The unemployment rate is approx 2,5%.

The local administration:
The Municipality of Lillehammer
PO Box 986
2626 Lillehammer