Os, Innlandet

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Os kommune
Coat of arms of Os kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Os kommune
Innlandet within
Os within Innlandet
Os within Innlandet
Coordinates: 62°28′34″N 11°14′35″E / 62.47611°N 11.24306°E / 62.47611; 11.24306Coordinates: 62°28′34″N 11°14′35″E / 62.47611°N 11.24306°E / 62.47611; 11.24306
Administrative centreOs i Østerdalen
 • Mayor (2011)Arnfinn Nergård (Sp)
 • Total1,040 km2 (400 sq mi)
 • Land1,008 km2 (389 sq mi)
Area rank101 in Norway
 • Total2,131
 • Rank333 in Norway
 • Density2/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3430
Official language formNeutral[2]
Os Church and River Glomma

Os is a municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Os i Østerdalen. The new municipality of Os was separated from Tolga on 1 July 1926. (Tolga and Os were also briefly merged from 1966-1976: see Tolga-Os.)

The municipality is located to the west of the municipality of Røros and to the south of Midtre Gauldal and Holtålen in Sør-Trøndelag county. In Hedmark county, Os is east of Tolga and north of Engerdal.

General information[edit]


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Os farm (Old Norse: Óss), since the first church was built here (in 1703). The name is identical with the word óss which means "mouth of a river" (here it is the Vangrøfta river running out into the Glomma river).


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 17 December 1992. The arms show three gold cowbells on a green background. It symbolizes the traditional and modern businesses in the municipality.[3]


Lakes in the region include Flensjøen.

Notable people[edit]

  • Arnfinn Nergård (born 1952) is a Norwegian politician, Mayor of Os & county Mayor of Hedmark


  • Annar Ryen (1909 in Os – 1985) a Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Viggo Sundmoen (born 1954 in Os) a Norwegian former footballer with 150 club caps
  • Randi Langøigjelten (born 1957) a retired Norwegian middle distance runner
  • Therese Johaug (born 1988 in Os) a Norwegian cross-country skier and three-time Olympic medallist
  • Jon Aukrust Osmoen (born 1992 in Os) a Norwegian orienteering competitor


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Os kommune i Hedmark. Archived from the original on 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2008-12-22.

External links[edit]

Os Church and Mount Hummelfjellet