Rømskog

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Rømskog kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Rømskog kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Rømskog kommune
Østfold within
Norway
Rømskog within Østfold
Rømskog within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°42′52″N 11°48′31″E / 59.71444°N 11.80861°E / 59.71444; 11.80861Coordinates: 59°42′52″N 11°48′31″E / 59.71444°N 11.80861°E / 59.71444; 11.80861
Country Norway
County Østfold
District Smaalenene
Administrative centre Rømskog
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Nils Nilssen (Ap)
Area
 • Total 183 km2 (71 sq mi)
 • Land 159 km2 (61 sq mi)
Area rank 340 in Norway
Population (2008)
 • Total 649
 • Rank 420 in Norway
 • Density 4/km2 (10/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 4.5 %
Demonym Rømsking[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0121
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.romskog.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Rømskog is a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rømskog. The new municipality of Rømskog was separated from Rødenes on 1 January 1902.

Slavasshøgda is a hill in Rømskog and is the highest point in Østfold county at 336 metres (1,102 ft).

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was Rymsskógr. The first element is the genitive case of the name of the lake Rymr (now Rømsjøen) and the last element is skógr which means "wood" or "forest". The meaning of the name Rymr is unknown.

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 22 July 1983. The arms show a pair of silver logging tongs on a blue background. Since forestry is the main source of income for the municipality, it was considered an appropriate symbol.[2]

See also: Coat-of-arms of Nord-Odal

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.