Akershus County Municipality

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Akershus County Municipality
Akershus fylkeskommune
Coat of arms of Akershus County Municipality
Location in Norway
Location in Norway
Coordinates: 59°54′43.18″N 10°45′19.83″E / 59.9119944°N 10.7555083°E / 59.9119944; 10.7555083Coordinates: 59°54′43.18″N 10°45′19.83″E / 59.9119944°N 10.7555083°E / 59.9119944; 10.7555083
CountryNorway
Disestablished1 Jan 2020
Administrative centerOslo
Government
 • County mayorAnette Solli
ISO 3166 codeNO-02
Employees4,000
Schools35
Pupils20,000
Transit authorityRuter
Websitewww.akershus.no

Akershus County Municipality (Norwegian: Akershus fylkeskommune) was the regional governing administration of the old Akershus county in Norway. The county municipality was established in its most recent form on 1 January 1976 when the law was changed to allow elected county councils in Norway. The county municipality was dissolved on 1 January 2020, when Akershus was merged with the neighboring counties of Buskerud and Østfold, creating the new Viken county which is led by the Viken County Municipality. The administrative seat is located in Oslo (which was not part of Akershus) and the county mayor was Anette Solli.

The main responsibilities of the county municipality included the running of the 35 upper secondary schools. It managed all the county roadways, public transport, dental care, culture, and cultural heritage sites in the county.[1]

Transport[edit]

Public transport in Akershus is managed by Ruter, a transit authority owned along with the City of Oslo. It markets all public transport except the Oslo Commuter Rail in Akershus, though operations are provided by private companies based on public service obligation.

County government[edit]

The Oppland county council (Norwegian: Fylkestinget) was made up of 43 representatives that were elected every four years. The council essentially acted as a Parliament or legislative body for the county and it met several times each year. The council was divided into standing committees and an executive board (fylkesutvalg) which met considerably more often. Both the council and executive board were led by the county mayor (fylkesordfører) who held the executive powers of the county.

County mayors[edit]

County council[edit]

The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Akershus Fylkestinget 2015–2019 [2][3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)5
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)14
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:43
Akershus Fylkestinget 2012–2015 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)17
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:43
Akershus Fylkestinget 2008–2011 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:43
Akershus Fylkestinget 2004–2007 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)11
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:43
Akershus Fylkestinget 2000–2003 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)19
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)9
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)16
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:63
Akershus Fylkestinget 1996–1999 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)20
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)19
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:63
Akershus Fylkestinget 1992–1995 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)21
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)7
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:63
Akershus Fylkestinget 1988–1991 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)27
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)13
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)27
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:85
Akershus Fylkestinget 1984–1987 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)29
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)30
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Liberal People's Party (Liberale Folkepartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:85
Akershus Fylkestinget 1980–1983 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)28
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)34
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Liberal People's Party (Liberale Folkepartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:85
Akershus Fylkestinget 1976–1979 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)31
 Anders Lange's Party (Anders Langes parti)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)28
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)6
 New People's Party (Nye Folkepartiet)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:85

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (11 January 2022). "fylkeskommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Tall for Norge: Fylkestingvalg 2015 - Akershus" (in Norwegian). Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Are Tvedt, Knut; Tjørnhaugen, Andreas, eds. (11 September 2019). "valgresultater fylkesting 1975-2015 (Akershus)". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 February 2022.