Nes, Akershus

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Nes kommune
Coat of arms of Nes kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nes kommune
Akershus within
Nes within Akershus
Nes within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°7′51″N 11°29′21″E / 60.13083°N 11.48917°E / 60.13083; 11.48917Coordinates: 60°7′51″N 11°29′21″E / 60.13083°N 11.48917°E / 60.13083; 11.48917
Administrative centreÅrnes
 • Mayor (2007)Oddmar Blekkerud (Ap)
 • Total637 km2 (246 sq mi)
 • Land609 km2 (235 sq mi)
Area rank#177 in Norway
 • Total21,513
 • Rank#53 in Norway
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0236
Official language formBokmål
Nes Church ruins
Svanfossen on the river Vorma in Fenstad
Seterstøa station in Nes was built in 1862
Gamle Hvam Museum in Nes

Nes 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 Årnes.

General information[edit]


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Nes farm (Old Norse: Nes which means "headland"), since the first church was built here. The actual nes is the headland made by the two great rivers Glomma and Vorma, which have their meeting point just south of the farm. Prior to 1889, the name was spelled "Næs".


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1988. The arms show three yellow logs (to represent forestry) on a green background (to symbolize youth and hope). The position of the logs represents the meeting of the rivers Glomma and Vorma, creating the headland of Nes.[2]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nes by country of origin in 2017[3]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 461
 Lithuania 257
 Sweden 141
 Russia 134
 Germany 116
 Eritrea 115
 Thailand 106
 Denmark 105
 Pakistan 97
 Philippines 85


The parish of Næs was established as a municipality of its own on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Nes Church Ruins[edit]

Nes Church ruins (Nes kirkeruin) are one of Norway's best preserved church ruins. The church which dated from ca 1100 was designed in Romanesque style and was extended into a cruciform church in 1697. The old medieval stone was located near the juncture of two rivers; Glomma and Vorma. The church suffered fire damage in 1854. After the fire the walls were preserved as ruins. The new Nes Church was completed in 1860.[4][5]


The municipality borders Eidsvoll, Ullensaker, Sørum, and Aurskog-Høland in Akershus county and Eidskog, Sør-Odal, and Nord-Odal in Hedmark county.

Nes includes many natural attractions, such as parts of the river Glomma, as well as 168 lakes. Elk, beaver, wolf, and lynx can be found here. Hunting and sportfishing are very prevalent.

Eight hundred farms make the area one of the largest producers of wheat in the country.



  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "Beskrivelse av kommunevåpenet" (in Norwegian). Nes kommune. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  3. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  4. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Nes gamle kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Nes Kirkeruin". Museum of Akersus. Retrieved June 1, 2017.

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