Akershus

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Akershus fylke
Coonty

Coat of arms
Akershus athin Norawa
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Akershus
Region Østlandet
Coonty ID NO-02
Offeecial leid form Bokmål
Admeenistrative centre Oslo
Government
 • Coonty mayor Nils Aage Jegstad
  Høyre
  (2007–present)
Area(#16 in Norawa, 1.50% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total 4,918 km2 (1,899 sq mi)
 • Land 4,579 km2 (1,768 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 523,272
 • Density 107/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years) 13.7 %
 • Rank in Norawa 2 (10.67% of country)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Income (per caipita) 182,400 NOK
GDP (per caipita) 228,868 NOK (2001)
Naitional Rank: 3 (7.12% o kintra)
Website www.akershus.no
Data frae Statistics Norway

Aboot this soond Akershus  is a county in Norawa, borderin Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo an Østfold; it haes a short border wi Swaden (Värmland) an aw. Akershus, wi mair than hauf a million inhabitants, is the seicont lairgest coonty bi population efter Oslo. The coonty admeenistration is in Oslo, which is no pairt o the coonty.

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1951 183,116
1961 234,323 +28.0%
1971 324,390 +38.4%
1981 369,193 +13.8%
1991 418,114 +13.3%
2001 471,988 +12.9%
2011 545,653 +15.6%
2021? 641,848 +17.6%
2031? 720,739 +12.3%
Source: Statistics Norway.[1]
Religion in Akershus[2][3]
religion percent
Christianity
  
81.48%
Islam
  
1.93%
Buddhism
  
0.35%
Ither
  
16.24%

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coonty is conventionally dividit intae the traditional destricts Follo an Romerike, which fill the vast pairt o the coonty, as well as the sma exclave wast o Oslo that consists o Asker an Bærum. This resultit efter the transfer o the great municipality o Aker (surroondin Oslo) from Akershus coonty tae Oslo in 1948.

Embracing numerous suburbs o Oslo, notably Bærum, Akershus is ane o the maist densely populatit auries in the kintra. The main naitional railwey lines intae Oslo run through Akershus wi mony junctions an stations such as Asker, Sandvika, Ski an Lillestrøm. Akershus includes some o the lake Mjøsa an some o the river Glomma.

The coonty includes the historical place Eidsvoll an aw, 48 km north o Oslo, in which the Naitional assembly ratifeed the Norse constitution in 1814. Sooth o Eidsvoll is the internaitional airport o Oslo Airport at Gardermoen. Oslo's previous internaitional airport, Fornebu, is locatit in Akershus an aw. The estate o the croun prince is locatit in Asker (the ryal palace is in Oslo).

Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coonty haes a major internaitional airport, the Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. It haes twa major hospitals an aw, Akershus University Hospital an Sykehuset Asker og Bærum.

The main road frae continental Europe, E6 enters Akershus in the sooth, an runs through eastren Oslo, further to Gardermoen an intae Hedmark coonty on the eastren shores o lake Mjøsa.

E18 enters Akershus in the sooth-east, merges for a short stretch wi E6 at Vinterbro in Ås, afore runnin unner central Oslo. E18 then turns sooth-wast through Bærum an Asker afore enterin Buskerud north o Drammen.

E18 runs frae the intersection wi E18 in Sandvika intae Buskerud county wast o Sollihøgda.

Aw main railweys oot o Oslo runs through Akershus:

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Akershus became a fief in the 16t century, an then includit the current coonties o Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud an Oslo an aw, as well as the municipalities o Askim, Eidsberg an Trøgstad in the coonty o Østfold. In 1662 Akershus became an Amt, an in 1685 Buskerud wis separatit frae Akershus an became an Amt o its awn. In 1768 Hedmark and Oppland wur separatit frae Akershus an aw tae become Oplandenes Amt (an Askim, Eidsberg an Trøgstad wur transferred tae Østfold). In 1842 the ceety o Christiania (Oslo) wis made a separate Amt as well. In 1919 the term Amt wis chyngit tae Fylke. In 1948 Aker, the greatest an the maist populous municipality o Akershus, wis transferred tae the ceety o Oslo.

The name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coonty is namit efter Akershus Fortress. The fortress wis built in 1299, an the meanin o the name is "the (fortifeed) hoose o (the destrict) Aker". The name is somewha misleadin nouadays, syne the fortress is nou ootside Akershus (it is in Oslo syne 1842). In fact, the admeenistration o Akershus sits ootside the coonty as well, in the center o Oslo.

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coat-of-airms is frae modren times (1987). It shows a gable frae Akershus fortress.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipalities o Akershus.

Akershus haes a total o 22 municipalities:

  1. Asker
  2. Aurskog-Høland
  3. Bærum
  4. Eidsvoll
  5. Enebakk
  6. Fet
  7. Frogn
  8. Gjerdrum
  9. Hurdal
  10. Lørenskog
  11. Nannestad
  1. Nes
  2. Nesodden
  3. Nittedal
  4. Oppegård
  5. Rælingen
  6. Skedsmo
  7. Ski
  8. Sørum
  9. Ullensaker
  10. Vestby
  11. Ås

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Coordinates: 60°00′N 11°00′E / 60.000°N 11.000°E / 60.000; 11.000