Åmot

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Åmot kommune
Municipality
Nordre Osen old Church
Nordre Osen old Church
Coat of arms of Åmot kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Åmot kommune
Hedmark within
Norway
Åmot within Hedmark
Åmot within Hedmark
Coordinates: 61°8′47″N 11°24′57″E / 61.14639°N 11.41583°E / 61.14639; 11.41583Coordinates: 61°8′47″N 11°24′57″E / 61.14639°N 11.41583°E / 61.14639; 11.41583
Country Norway
County Hedmark
District Østerdalen
Administrative centre Rena
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Ole Gustav Narud (Sp)
Area
 • Total 1,340 km2 (520 sq mi)
 • Land 1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
Area rank #67 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,425
 • Rank #217 in Norway
 • Density 3/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 1.7%
Demonym(s) Åmoting[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-0429
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.amot.kommune.no

Åmot is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rena. The parish of Aamot 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 Åmot farm (Old Norse: Ámót), since the first church was built here. The first element is á which means "river" and the last element is mót meaning "meeting". (The rivers Glomma and Rena run together here.) Prior to 1921, the name was written "Aamot".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1987. The arms show three gold or yellow timber axes on a green background. They symbolize the importance and history of the logging industry in the area.[2]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Åmot by country of origin in 2017[3]
Ancestry Number
 Lithuania 60
 Poland 29
 Germany 28
 Eritrea 24
 Sweden 23

Geography[edit]

Åmot is located in the central part of Hedmark county. It is bordered to the north by Rendalen, to the east by Trysil, to the south by Elverum, to the southwest by Hamar and Ringsaker, and in the west by Stor-Elvdal.

The Renaelva river flows into the Glomma river in Åmot.

Education[edit]

Åmot has four schools: Åmot Ungdomsskole (Åmot Lower secondary school), Rena Barneskole, Deset Oppvekstsenter, and Osen Oppvekstsenter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Åmot kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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