Nordre Osen old Church
Åmot within Hedmark
|• Mayor (2003)||Ole Gustav Narud (Sp)|
|• Total||1,340 km2 (520 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)|
|Area rank||67 in Norway|
|• Rank||217 in Norway|
|• Density||3/km2 (8/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||1.7 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0429|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
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).
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".
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.
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.
Åmot has four schools: Åmot Ungdomsskole (Åmot Lower secondary school), Rena Barneskole, Deset Oppvekstsenter, and Osen Oppvekstsenter.