Fet

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Fet kommune
Municipality
Fetsund&bru.jpg
Coat of arms of Fet kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Fet kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Fet within Akershus
Fet within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°52′47″N 11°13′14″E / 59.87972°N 11.22056°E / 59.87972; 11.22056Coordinates: 59°52′47″N 11°13′14″E / 59.87972°N 11.22056°E / 59.87972; 11.22056
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Fetsund
Government
 • Mayor (2005) Lisbet Lofthus Gabrielsen (Ap)
Area
 • Total 176 km2 (68 sq mi)
 • Land 137 km2 (53 sq mi)
Area rank 347 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,485
 • Rank 108 in Norway
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 10.5 %
Demonym Fetsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0227
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.fet.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
This article is about the municipality in Akershus, Norway. For other uses, see Fet (disambiguation).

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

Fet was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Rælingen was separated from Fet on 1 July 1929.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The name (Old Norse: Fit) is first recorded in 1321 ("a Fit"). It is the word fit which means "vigorous meadow".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 19 December 1986. The arms show a logging hook, which in the area was used to haul the logs, cut in the surrounding forests. The logs were transported over the streams and lakes to the sawmills. The people use long poles with hooks to haul the logs. The colours of the arms are green and silver, because the name is derived from an old word describing a field (green) near a lake (silver).[2]

See also: Coats-of-arms for Åsnes, Jondal, Marker, and Nordre Land

Geography[edit]

Logging museum on the water

Fet is located on the eastern side of Lake Øyeren and includes the point at which the River Glomma enters the lake. The inland river delta that has formed is the largest in Europe and reaches the opposite shore of the lake, across its short axis. Until 1985, logs floated down the river were brought onshore here before the river entered its delta, and were then transported onwards by rail. Today, many of Fet's floating buildings have been preserved and converted into a museum and cultural centre.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  3. ^ Jacob Aall Ottesen (Store norske leksikon)

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