Åmot

Infobox_Kommune
name=Åmot
idnumber=0429
county=Hedmark
landscape=Østerdalen
capital=Rena
governor=Ole Gustav Narud (Sp)
governor_as_of=2003
arearank=67
area=1340
arealand=1293
areapercent=0.41
population_as_of=2004
populationrank=217
population=4,425
populationpercent=0.10
populationdensity=3
populationincrease=1.7
language=Bokmål
lat_deg=61| lat_min=8| lat_sec=47| lon_deg=11| lon_min=24| lon_sec=57
utm_zone=32V| utm_northing=6781501 |utm_easting=0630048| geo_cat=adm2nd




munwebpage=www.amot.kommune.no

Åmot is a municipality in the county of Hedmark, Norway.

The parish of "Aamot" was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

The municipality administration center for Åmot in Hedmark is in Rena.

The name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old farm Åmot (Norse "Ámót"), since the first church was built here. The first element is "á" 'river', the last element is "mót" n 'meeting'. (The rivers Glomma and Rena run together here.)

Until 1921 the name was written "Aamot".

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1988). It shows three timber axes.

Geography

Åmot is bordered to the north by Rendalen, to the east by Trysil, to the south by Elverum, to the southwest by Hamar and Ringsaker, and in the west by Stor-Elvdal.

The Renaelva river flows into the Glomma in Åmot.

Economy

Åmot have four schools: Åmot Ungdomsskole (Åmot Lower secondary school), Rena Barneskole, Deset Oppvekstsenter and Osen Oppvekstsenter.


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