Åmot is a municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rena. Other villages in the municipality include Åsta, Osneset, and Snippen.[3]

Åmot kommune
View of the Old Nordre Osen Church
Coat of arms of Åmot kommune
Official logo of Åmot kommune
Åmot within Innlandet
Åmot within Innlandet
Coordinates: 61°8′47″N 11°24′57″E / 61.14639°N 11.41583°E / 61.14639; 11.41583Coordinates: 61°8′47″N 11°24′57″E / 61.14639°N 11.41583°E / 61.14639; 11.41583
CountryNorway
CountyInnlandet
DistrictØsterdalen
Established1 January 1838
Administrative centreRena
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Ole Erik Hørstad (H)
Area
 • Total1,339.93 km2 (517.35 sq mi)
 • Land1,293.32 km2 (499.35 sq mi)
 • Water46.61 km2 (18.00 sq mi)  3.5%
 • Rank#72 in Norway
Population
 (2021)
 • Total4,338
 • Rank#196 in Norway
 • Density3.4/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +0.5%
Demonym(s)Åmoting[1]
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3422
WebsiteOfficial website

The 1,340-square-kilometre (520 sq mi) municipality is the 72nd largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Åmot is the 196th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 4,338. The municipality's population density is 3.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.8/sq mi) and its population has increased by 0.5% over the previous 10-year period.[4][5]

General informationEdit

The parish of Aamot (later spelled Åmot) was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). In 1880, the Nordre Osen area of Trysil (population: 302) was transferred to Åmot municipality.[6]

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Åmot farm (Old Norse: Ámót), since the first Åmot Church was built here. The first element is á which means "river" and the last element is mót meaning "meeting". Thus the name means the meeting of the rivers (the confluence of the rivers Glomma and Rena is in Åmot). Prior to 1921, the name was written "Aamot".[7]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms was granted on 26 February 1988. The arms show three gold or yellow timber axes on a green background. They symbolize the importance and history of the logging industry in the area.[8][9]

ChurchesEdit

The Church of Norway has three parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Åmot. It is part of the Sør-Østerdal prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Hamar.

Churches in Åmot
Parish (sokn) Church name Location of the church Year built
Deset Deset Church Deset 1867
Nordre Osen Nordre Osen Church Osneset 1923
Old Nordre Osen Church Osneset 1777
Åmot Åmot Church Rena 1901

EducationEdit

Åmot has four schools: Åmot Ungdomsskole (Åmot Lower secondary school), Rena Barneskole, Deset Oppvekstsenter, and Osen Oppvekstsenter.

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Åmot, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elects a mayor.[10] The municipality falls under the Østre Innlandet District Court and the Eidsivating Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Åmot is made up of 19 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Åmot Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:19
Åmot Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [12][13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)9
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:19
Åmot Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:17
Åmot Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
Total number of members:17
Åmot Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)10
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)6
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Joint list of the Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
and the Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)
6
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)6
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist common list (Venstresosialistiske felleslister)6
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:23
Åmot Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
Total number of members:23
Åmot Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)8
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
Total number of members:23
Åmot Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)9
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)3
Total number of members:23
Åmot Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)8
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)3
Total number of members:20
Åmot Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)7
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)5
Total number of members:20
Åmot Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)9
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
Total number of members:20
Åmot Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [29]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)7
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)5
Total number of members:20
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

MayorEdit

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Åmot by country of origin in 2017[30]
Ancestry Number
  Lithuania 60
  Poland 29
  Germany 28
  Eritrea 24
  Sweden 23

The mayors of Åmot (incomplete list):

GeographyEdit

Åmot is located in the east-central part of Innlandet county. It is bordered to the north by the municipality of Rendalen, to the east by Trysil, to the south by Elverum, to the southwest by Hamar and Ringsaker, and in the west by Stor-Elvdal.

The Renaelva and Julussa rivers are both tributaries of the large river Glomma, all three of which flow through Åmot. The Kjøllsæter Bridge crosses the river Renaelva, just north of its confluence with the Julussa river. The Julussdalen valley follows the river Julussa through the municipality.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Vilhelm Uchermann, 1911

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