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