Frogn

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Frogn kommune
Municipality
Drøbak Nordstranda.JPG
Coat of arms of Frogn kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Frogn kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Frogn within Akershus
Frogn within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°41′56″N 10°39′19″E / 59.69889°N 10.65528°E / 59.69889; 10.65528Coordinates: 59°41′56″N 10°39′19″E / 59.69889°N 10.65528°E / 59.69889; 10.65528
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Follo
Administrative centre Drøbak
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Thore Vestby (H)
Area
 • Total 86 km2 (33 sq mi)
 • Land 85 km2 (33 sq mi)
Area rank 395 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 13,153
 • Rank 81 in Norway
 • Density 155/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 21.1 %
Demonym Frognsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0215
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.frogn.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Frogn is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the Follo traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Drøbak. Frogn was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The city of Drøbak was merged with Frogn on 1 January 1962.

Frogn is located at the southern part of the peninsula between the main Oslofjord and Bunnefjorden. It borders Nesodden, Ås and Vestby.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Frogn farm (Old Norse: Fraun), since the first church was built here. The name must be very old and the meaning is unknown. One theory is that it is derived from the Norse word frauđ which means "manure" and the meaning would then be "the fertilized field". (See also Frogner and Tøyen.)

Prior to 1889, the name was written "Fron". Between 1837 and 1865, the name of the municipality was Drøbak landdistrikt.[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 20 May 1988. The arms symbolize the Oscarsborg Fortress in silver on a blue background. The fortress is on the Drøbaksund in the Oslofjord in the municipality. The fortress was built in the late 19th century and played a major role in the defence of Norway in the beginning of World War II.[3]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Frogn:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Drøbak landdistrikt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Frogn municipality. Retrieved 2008-12-18. [dead link]

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