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Fet kommune
Coat of arms of Fet kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Fet kommune
Akershus within
Fet within Akershus
Fet within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°52′47″N 11°13′14″E / 59.87972°N 11.22056°E / 59.87972; 11.22056Coordinates: 59°52′47″N 11°13′14″E / 59.87972°N 11.22056°E / 59.87972; 11.22056
Administrative centreFetsund
 • Mayor (2005)Lisbet Lofthus Gabrielsen (Ap)
 • Total176 km2 (68 sq mi)
 • Land137 km2 (53 sq mi)
Area rank347 in Norway
 • Total9,485
 • Rank108 in Norway
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Demonym(s)Fetsokning [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0227
Official language formBokmål [2]

Fet is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the Romerike traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Fetsund.

Fet was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Rælingen was separated from Fet on 1 July 1929. The part of Enebakk municipality lying east of lake Øyeren was transferred to Fet in 1962.

General information[edit]


The name (Old Norse: Fit) was first recorded in 1321 (a Fit). The word fit means 'vigorous meadow'.


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 19 December 1986. The arms show a logging hook, which was used in the area to haul the logs cut in the surrounding forests. The logs were transported over the streams and lakes to the sawmills. The people used long poles with hooks to haul the logs. The colours of the arms are green and silver because the name is derived from an old word describing a field (green) near a lake (silver).[3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Fet by country of origin in 2017[4]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 455
 Lithuania 167
 Sweden 105
 Germany 79
 Sri Lanka 73
 Pakistan 72
 Denmark 67
 Vietnam 67


Logging museum on the water

Fet is located on the eastern side of Lake Øyeren and includes the point at which the River Glomma enters the lake. The inland river delta that has formed is the largest in Europe and reaches the opposite shore of the lake, across its short axis. Until 1985, logs floated down the river were brought onshore here before the river entered its delta, and were then transported onwards by rail. Today, many of Fet's floating buildings have been preserved and converted into a museum and cultural centre.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  4. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ Jacob Aall Ottesen (Store norske leksikon)

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