Enebakk

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Enebakk kommune
Jokkeline
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Enebakk kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Enebakk kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Enebakk within Akershus
Enebakk within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°46′27″N 11°6′7″E / 59.77417°N 11.10194°E / 59.77417; 11.10194Coordinates: 59°46′27″N 11°6′7″E / 59.77417°N 11.10194°E / 59.77417; 11.10194
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Follo
Administrative centre Kirkebygda
Government
 • Mayor (2008) Dag Bjerke (FrP)
Area
 • Total 233 km2 (90 sq mi)
 • Land 195 km2 (75 sq mi)
Area rank 312 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,233
 • Rank 111 in Norway
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 14.5 %
Demonym Enebakking[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0229
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.enebakk.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Enebakk is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the Follo traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Kirkebygda. The parish of Enebak 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 Enebakk farm (Old Norse: Ignarbakki), since the first church was built here. The first element is the genitive case of a river name Ign (the meaning is unknown) and the last element is bakki which means "river bank". In Norse times the parish was alternatively called Ignardalr meaning "the valley of (the river) Ign". Prior to 1921, the name was written "Enebak".[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 12 December 1986. The arms are based on a drawing in the local church that dates back to the early 17th century. They show four silver crosses on a green background. It is inspired by old mural paintings in the Enebakk church from the Middle Ages. It shows four fourblades. The number four symbolizes the four parts of the municipality (see below).[3]

Geography[edit]

Enebakk is divided into four areas, named Flateby (Post number 1911), Kirkebygda (Post number 1912), and Ytre Enebakk (Post number 1914), being closest to Oslo.

The highest point in Enebakk is Vardåsen, situated between the lakes Børtervann and Øyeren, at 374 metres (1,227 ft) above sea level.

Enebakk is a mere 30 kilometres (18.6 mi) from the city limits of Oslo, with easy bus-access to the country's capital. As of 2004, there are no train stations in the municipality.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Enebakk:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Unger, Carl Rikard (1896). Sproglig-historiske studier (in Norwegian). Kristiania, Norge: H. Aschehoug & Co. p. 55. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  4. ^ Jakobsen, Kate S. (2008-10-09). "Kommunens prioriteringer" (in Norwegian). Enebakk Avis. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 

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