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Rælingen kommune
The village of Rælingen
The village of Rælingen
Coat of arms of Rælingen kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Rælingen kommune
Akershus within
Rælingen within Akershus
Rælingen within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°53′21″N 11°4′31″E / 59.88917°N 11.07528°E / 59.88917; 11.07528Coordinates: 59°53′21″N 11°4′31″E / 59.88917°N 11.07528°E / 59.88917; 11.07528
Administrative centreFjerdingby
 • Mayor (2007)Øivind Sand (Ap)
 • Total72 km2 (28 sq mi)
 • Land56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Area rank#404 in Norway
 • Total14,720
 • Rank#63 in Norway
 • Density261/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0228
Official language formNeutral

Rælingen is a village and municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Fjerdingby. Rælingen was separated from the municipality of Fet on 1 July 1929.

General information[edit]


The name is first mentioned around 1400 ("i Ræling"). It is probably an old district name (the name of the church site is Fjerdingby). The meaning of the name is unknown.


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 30 April 1981. The arms show a yellow pitchfork on a green background. It is a symbol for the local agriculture. A large part of the municipality is lowland, which historically has mainly been used to produce hay. The pitchfork has three prongs representing the three rivers that run through the municipality: Nitelva, Leira, and Glomma.[2][3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Rælingen by country of origin in 2015[4]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 469
 Pakistan 347
 Vietnam 343
 Iran 323
 Sweden 172
 Iraq 163
 Eritrea 139
 Lithuania 138
 India 108
 Afghanistan 107


Located between Fet and Lørenskog, Rælingen includes the northwestern part of lake Øyeren. The northernmost part of the district is built and grown together with the Lillestrøm area.

The most important places in the municipality are Rælingen, Fjerdingby, Løvenstad, and Nordby. Large portions of the municipality are scarcely populated or uninhabited (forests).

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Rælingen:[5]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  3. ^ "Kommunevåpenet". Rælingen kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20.[dead link] (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Vennskapskommuner". Rælingen kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20.[dead link] (in Norwegian)

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