Åmot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Åmot (disambiguation).
Åmot kommune
Municipality
Nordre Osen old Church
Nordre Osen old Church
Coat of arms of Åmot kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Åmot kommune
Hedmark within
Norway
Åmot within Hedmark
Åmot within Hedmark
Coordinates: 61°8′47″N 11°24′57″E / 61.14639°N 11.41583°E / 61.14639; 11.41583Coordinates: 61°8′47″N 11°24′57″E / 61.14639°N 11.41583°E / 61.14639; 11.41583
Country Norway
County Hedmark
District Østerdalen
Administrative centre Rena
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Ole Gustav Narud (Sp)
Area
 • Total 1,340 km2 (520 sq mi)
 • Land 1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
Area rank 67 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,425
 • Rank 217 in Norway
 • Density 3/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 1.7 %
Demonym Åmoting[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0429
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.amot.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Åmot is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rena. The parish of Aamot was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Åmot farm (Old Norse: Ámót), since the first church was built here. The first element is á which means "river" and the last element is mót meaning "meeting". (The rivers Glomma and Rena run together here.) Prior to 1921, the name was written "Aamot".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1987. The arms show three gold or yellow timber axes on a green background. They symbolize the importance and history of the logging industry in the area.[2]

Geography[edit]

Åmot is located in the central part of Hedmark county. It 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 river in Åmot.

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Åmot kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

External links[edit]