Nannestad

Nannestad is a municipality in Akershus in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Teigebyen.

Nannestad kommune
Coat of arms of Nannestad kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nannestad kommune
Viken within
Norway
Nannestad within Viken
Nannestad within Viken
Coordinates: 60°14′44″N 10°57′10″E / 60.24556°N 10.95278°E / 60.24556; 10.95278Coordinates: 60°14′44″N 10°57′10″E / 60.24556°N 10.95278°E / 60.24556; 10.95278
CountryNorway
CountyViken
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreTeigebyen
Government
 • Mayor (2007-)Anne-Ragni K. Amundsen (Ap)
Area
 • Total341 km2 (132 sq mi)
 • Land324 km2 (125 sq mi)
Area rank259 in Norway
Population
 (2012)
 • Total11,362
 • Rank102 in Norway
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
23.0%
Demonym(s)Nannestadsokning[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3036
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitewww.nannestad.kommune.no

HistoryEdit

Nannestad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Store norske leksikon writes that "At søndre Låke gård (a farm), South of Nannestad Church, Skule Bårdsson beat Birkebeinar (a political group), [... on a battlefield] South of the farm".[3]

Name and coat-of-armsEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Nannestad farm (Old Norse: Nannastaðir), since the first church was built here. The first element is the genitive case of Nanni (an old Norse male name) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm".

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1990. The arms show three yellow coltsfoot flowers on a green background. This is a flower that is prevalent in the area.[4]

GeographyEdit

Nannestad is located in northwestern Viken county, with inhabitants concentrated at Romerikssletta. It includes the villages of Maura, Åsgreina, Eltonåsen, Steinsgård and Teigebyen, that last being the administrative centre.

DemographicsEdit

In 2017, 539 inhabitants had Polish parents and/or were Polish (themselves); 239 had Lithuanian parents and/or were Lithuanian.[5]

Ancestry Number[6]
  Poland 539
  Lithuania 239
  Pakistan 179
  Sweden 156
  Philippines 143
  Thailand 117
  Germany 61
  Romania 56
  Iran 56
  Syria 53

Notable peopleEdit

 
Jacob Stang, 1884

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ https://snl.no/Nannestad "På søndre Låke gård, sør for Nannestad kirke, skal hertug Skule Bårdsson ha slått birkebeinerne i et slag sør for gården i 1240."
  4. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  5. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 21 February 2021

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