Frogn is a municipality in former Akershus now Viken county, Norway. It is part of the Follo traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Drøbak. Frogn was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The city of Drøbak was merged with Frogn on 1 January 1962.

Frogn kommune
Drøbak Nordstranda.JPG
Coat of arms of Frogn kommune
Official logo of Frogn kommune
Frogn within Viken
Frogn within Viken
Coordinates: 59°41′56″N 10°39′19″E / 59.69889°N 10.65528°E / 59.69889; 10.65528Coordinates: 59°41′56″N 10°39′19″E / 59.69889°N 10.65528°E / 59.69889; 10.65528
CountryNorway
CountyViken
DistrictFollo
Administrative centreDrøbak
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Hans Kristian Ranaas (Sp)
Area
 • Total86 km2 (33 sq mi)
 • Land85 km2 (33 sq mi)
Area rank395 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total15,959
 • Rank81 in Norway
 • Density188/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
9.14%
Demonym(s)Frognsokning[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3022
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitewww.frogn.kommune.no

Frogn is located at the southern part of the peninsula between the main Oslofjord and Bunnefjorden. It borders Nesodden, Ås and Vestby.

General informationEdit

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Frogn farm (Old Norse: Fraun), since the first church was built here. The name must be very old and the meaning is unknown. One theory is that it is derived from the Norse word frauð which means "manure" and the meaning would then be "the fertilized field". (See also Frogner and Tøyen.)

Prior to 1889, the name was written "Fron". Between 1837 and 1865, the name of the municipality was Drøbak landdistrikt.[3]

Coat-of-armsEdit

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 20 May 1988. The arms symbolize the Oscarsborg Fortress in silver on a blue background. The fortress is on the Drøbaksund in the Oslofjord in the municipality. The fortress was built in the late 19th century and played a major role in the defence of Norway in the beginning of World War II.[4]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Frogn by country of origin in 2017[5]
Ancestry Number
  Poland 208
  Sweden 196
  Denmark 131
  Lithuania 110
  Germany 94
  India 89
  Somalia 82
  United Kingdom 64
  Philippines 55
  Eritrea 49

Notable peopleEdit

SportEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

The following cities are twinned with Frogn:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Drøbak landdistrikt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  4. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  5. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 08 March 2021
  7. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Frogn municipality. Archived from the original on July 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18.

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