About Ringebu

Ringebu is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of V�lebru.

The municipality of Ringebu was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Sollia was separated from Ringebu municipality to become a municipality of its own in 1864.

The Old Norse form of the name was Ringab� or Hringab�. The first element is probably derived from ringr which means "ring" (but in what context is unknown). The last element is b� which means "rural district".The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1992. The arms show three orange flames on a red background. This represents the three valleys and three parishes of Ringebu, F�vang, and Venabygd. Fire was chosen to represent mankind's need for heat and light