Nes, Viken

Nes 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 Årnes.

Nes kommune
Coat of arms of Nes kommune
Official logo of Nes kommune
Nes within Viken
Nes within Viken
Coordinates: 60°7′51″N 11°29′21″E / 60.13083°N 11.48917°E / 60.13083; 11.48917Coordinates: 60°7′51″N 11°29′21″E / 60.13083°N 11.48917°E / 60.13083; 11.48917
CountryNorway
CountyViken
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreÅrnes
Government
 • Mayor (2007)Oddmar Blekkerud (Ap)
Area
 • Total637 km2 (246 sq mi)
 • Land609 km2 (235 sq mi)
Area rank177 in Norway
Population
 (2017)
 • Total21,513
 • Rank53 in Norway
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
15.7%
Demonym(s)Nesbu[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3034
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitewww.nes-ak.kommune.no
Nes Church ruins
Svanfossen on the river Vorma in Fenstad
Seterstøa station in Nes was built in 1862
Gamle Hvam Museum in Nes

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Nes farm (Old Norse: Nes which means "headland"), since the first church was built here. The actual nes is the headland made by the two great rivers Glomma and Vorma, which have their meeting point just south of the farm. Prior to 1889, the name was spelled "Næs".

Coat-of-armsEdit

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1988. The arms show three yellow logs (to represent forestry) on a green background (to symbolize youth and hope). The position of the logs represents the meeting of the rivers Glomma and Vorma, creating the headland of Nes.[3]

HistoryEdit

The parish of Næs was established as a municipality of its own on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Nes Church RuinsEdit

Nes Church ruins (Nes kirkeruin) are one of Norway's best preserved church ruins. The church which dated from ca 1100 was designed in Romanesque style and was extended into a cruciform church in 1697. The old medieval stone was located near the juncture of two rivers; Glomma and Vorma. The church suffered fire damage in 1854. After the fire the walls were preserved as ruins. The new Nes Church was completed in 1860.[4][5]

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Eidsvoll, Ullensaker, Sørum, and Aurskog-Høland in Akershus county and Eidskog, Sør-Odal, and Nord-Odal in Hedmark county.

Nes includes many natural attractions, such as parts of the river Glomma, as well as 168 lakes. Elk, beaver, wolf, and lynx can be found here. Hunting and sportfishing are very prevalent.

Eight hundred farms make the area one of the largest producers of wheat in the country.

VillagesEdit

DemographyEdit

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nes by country of origin in 2017[6]
Ancestry Number
  Poland 461
  Lithuania 257
  Sweden 141
  Russia 134
  Germany 116
  Eritrea 115
  Thailand 106
  Denmark 105
  Pakistan 97
  Philippines 85

Notable peopleEdit

 
Marie Haga, 2016
  • Gudbrand Bøhn (1839 in Nes – 1906) a violinist, concertmaster and music teacher
  • Ivar Throndsen (1853 in Nes – 1932) an engraver, worked at the Royal Mint in Kongsberg
  • Harald Otto (1865 in Nes – 1928) a Norwegian actor and theater director
  • Åsmund Esval (1889 in Nes – 1971) a Norwegian landscape painter
  • Odd Fossengen (1945 in Nes – 2017) a Norwegian international motorcycle speedway rider
  • Åslaug Haga (born 1959 in Nes) diplomat, politician and international civil servant

SportEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ "Beskrivelse av kommunevåpenet" (in Norwegian). Nes kommune. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  4. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Nes gamle kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Nes Kirkeruin". Museum of Akersus. Retrieved June 1, 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.

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