Nannestad

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For people with the surname, see Nannestad (surname).

Nannestad kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Nannestad kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nannestad kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Nannestad within Akershus
Nannestad within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°14′44″N 10°57′10″E / 60.24556°N 10.95278°E / 60.24556; 10.95278Coordinates: 60°14′44″N 10°57′10″E / 60.24556°N 10.95278°E / 60.24556; 10.95278
CountryNorway
CountyAkershus
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreTeigebyen
Government
 • Mayor (2007-)Anne-Ragni K. Amundsen (Ap)
Area
 • Total341 km2 (132 sq mi)
 • Land324 km2 (125 sq mi)
Area rank#259 in Norway
Population (2012)
 • Total11,362
 • Rank#102 in Norway
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)23.0%
Demonym(s)Nannestadsokning[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0238
Official language formBokmål
Websitewww.nannestad.kommune.no

Nannestad is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Teigebyen. Nannestad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Nannestad farm (Old Norse: Nannastaðir), since the first church was built here. The first element is the genitive case of Nanni (an old Norse male name) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1990. The arms show three yellow coltsfoot flowers on a green background. This is a flower that is prevalent in the area.[2]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nannestad by country of origin in 2017[3]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 539
 Lithuania 239
 Pakistan 179
 Sweden 156
 Philippines 143
 Thailand 117
 Germany 61
 Romania 56
 Iran 56
 Syria 53

Geography[edit]

Nannestad is located in northwestern Akershus county, with inhabitants concentrated at Romerikssletta. It includes the villages of Maura, Holter and Teigebyen, the latter being the administrative centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  3. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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