Råde

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Råde kommune
Municipality
Karlshus, Råde
Karlshus, Råde
Coat of arms of Råde kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Råde kommune
Østfold within
Norway
Råde within Østfold
Råde within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°20′56″N 10°51′18″E / 59.34889°N 10.85500°E / 59.34889; 10.85500Coordinates: 59°20′56″N 10°51′18″E / 59.34889°N 10.85500°E / 59.34889; 10.85500
Country Norway
County Østfold
Administrative centre Karlshus
Government
 • Mayor (2011) René Rafshol (H)
Area
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
 • Land 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Area rank 373 in Norway
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,946
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Rådesokning
Råsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0135
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.rade.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Råde is a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Karlshus. The parish of Raade was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

The neighbouring municipalities are Rygge, Våler, Sarpsborg, and Fredrikstad. There are four major villages in the municipality: Karlshus, Saltnes, Missingmyr, and Slangsvold.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Råde farm (Old Norse: Róða), since the first church was built here. The name is identical with the word róða which means "bar, pole, or rod". Here it is referring to a long hill (a raet which is shaped like a bar, pole, or rod) and the farm and the church is located on the top of it. Prior to 1921, the name was written "Raade".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 30 May 1980. The arms are canting for the name of the municipality. It shows a yellow bend on a green background. The name of the municipality is derived from an old word meaning a glacial moraine. The arms thus symbolise the moraine and glacial path from the Ice ages that runs through the municipality. The colour green symbolises the fertile soil.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-15. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Østfold.