Nannestad

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Nannestad kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Nannestad kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nannestad kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Nannestad within Akershus
Nannestad within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°14′44″N 10°57′10″E / 60.24556°N 10.95278°E / 60.24556; 10.95278Coordinates: 60°14′44″N 10°57′10″E / 60.24556°N 10.95278°E / 60.24556; 10.95278
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Teigebyen
Government
 • Mayor (2007-) Anne-Ragni K. Amundsen (Ap)
Area
 • Total 341 km2 (132 sq mi)
 • Land 324 km2 (125 sq mi)
Area rank 259 in Norway
Population (2012)
 • Total 11 362
 • Rank 102 in Norway
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 23.0 %
Demonym Nannestadsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0238
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.nannestad.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Nannestad is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Teigebyen. Nannestad 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 Nannestad farm (Old Norse: Nannastaðir), since the first church was built here. The first element is the genitive case of Nanni (an old Norse male name) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1990. The arms show three yellow coltsfoot flowers on a green background. This is a flower that is prevalent in the area.[2]

Geography[edit]

Nannestad is located in northwestern Akershus county, with inhabitants concentrated at Romerikssletta. It includes the villages of Maura, Holter and Teigebyen, the latter being the administrative centre.

References[edit]

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

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