Nes, Akershus

Nes kommune
—  Municipality  —

Coat of arms

Akershus within
Norway
Nes within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°7′51″N 11°29′21″E / 60.13083°N 11.48917°E / 60.13083; 11.48917Coordinates: 60°7′51″N 11°29′21″E / 60.13083°N 11.48917°E / 60.13083; 11.48917
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Årnes
Government
 - Mayor (2007) Oddmar Blekkerud (Ap)
Area
 - Total 637 km2 (245.9 sq mi)
 - Land 609 km2 (235.1 sq mi)
Area rank 177 in Norway
Population (2006)
 - Total 18 022
 - Rank 54 in Norway
 - Density 28/km2 (72.5/sq mi)
 - Change (10 years) 14.5 %
Demonym Nesbu[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0236
Official language form Bokmål
Website nes-ak.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
Nes church ruins
Svanfossen on the river Vorma, in Fenstad
Seterstøa station in Nes was built in 1862
Gamle Hvam Museum, an old museum farm in Nes

Nes is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Årnes.

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General information

Name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Nes farm (Old Norse: Nes which means "headland"), since the first church was built here. The actual nes is the headland made by the two great rivers Glomma and Vorma, which have their meeting point just south of the farm. Prior to 1889, the name was spelled "Næs".

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1988. The arms show three yellow logs (to represent forestry) on a green background (to symbolize youth and hope). The position of the logs represents the meeting of the rivers Glomma and Vorma, creating the headland of Nes.[2]

History

The parish of Næs was established as a municipality of its own on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Nes Church ruins, one of Norway's best preserved church ruins from 1100 AD can be found here.

Geography

The municipality is bordering Eidsvoll, Ullensaker, Sørum, and Aurskog-Høland in Akershus county and Eidskog, Sør-Odal, and Nord-Odal in Hedmark county.

Nes includes many natural attractions, such as parts of the river Glomma, as well as 168 lakes. Elk, beaver, wolf, and lynx can be found here. Hunting and sportfishing is very prevalent.

Eight hundred farms make the area one of the largest producers of wheat in the country.

Villages

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