Nes within Akershus
|• Mayor (2007)||Oddmar Blekkerud (Ap)|
|• Total||637 km2 (246 sq mi)|
|• Land||609 km2 (235 sq mi)|
|Area rank||177 in Norway|
|• Rank||54 in Norway|
|• Density||28/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||14.5 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0236|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
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.
The parish of Næs was established as a municipality of its own on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).
Nes Church ruins, one of Norway's best preserved church ruins from 1100 AD can be found here.
Eight hundred farms make the area one of the largest producers of wheat in the country.
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