Rælingen

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Rælingen kommune
Municipality
The village of Rælingen
The village of Rælingen
Coat of arms of Rælingen kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Rælingen kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Rælingen within Akershus
Rælingen within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°53′21″N 11°4′31″E / 59.88917°N 11.07528°E / 59.88917; 11.07528Coordinates: 59°53′21″N 11°4′31″E / 59.88917°N 11.07528°E / 59.88917; 11.07528
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Fjerdingby
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Øivind Sand (Ap)
Area
 • Total 72 km2 (28 sq mi)
 • Land 56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Area rank 404 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 14,720
 • Rank 63 in Norway
 • Density 261/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 5.4 %
Demonym Ræling[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0228
Official language form Neutral
Website www.ralingen.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Rælingen is a village and municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Fjerdingby. Rælingen was separated from the municipality of Fet on 1 July 1929.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The name is first mentioned around 1400 ("i Ræling"). It is probably an old district name (the name of the church site is Fjerdingby). The meaning of the name is unknown.

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 30 April 1981. The arms show a yellow pitchfork on a green background. It is a symbol for the local agriculture. A large part of the municipality is lowland, which historically has mainly been used to produce hay. The pitchfork has three prongs representing the three rivers that run through the municipality: Nitelva, Leira, and Glomma.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Located between Fet and Lørenskog, Rælingen includes the northwestern part of lake Øyeren. The northernmost part of the district is built and grown together with the Lillestrøm area.

The most important places in the municipality are Rælingen, Fjerdingby, Løvenstad, and Nordby. Large portions of the municipality are scarcily populated or uninhabited.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Rælingen:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Kommunevåpenet". Rælingen kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. [dead link] (Norwegian)
  4. ^ "Vennskapskommuner". Rælingen kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. [dead link] (Norwegian)

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