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 (2015) Odd Haktor Slåke (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(s) Frognsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-0215
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.frogn.kommune.no

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]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Frogn by country of origin in 2017[4]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 208
 Sweden 196
 Denmark 131
 Lithuania 110
 Germany 94
 India 89
 Somalia 82
 United Kingdom 64
 Philippines 55
 Eritrea 49

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Frogn:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  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. ^ "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 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Frogn municipality. Archived from the original on July 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 

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