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Akershus fylke
Coat of airms o Akershus fylke
Coat airms
Akershus athin Norawa
Akershus athin Norawa
Coonty IDNO-02
Offeecial leid formBokmål
Admeenistrative centreOslo
 • Coonty mayorNils Aage Jegstad
(#16 in Norawa, 1.50% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total4918 km2 (1,899 sq mi)
 • Laund4579 km2 (1,768 sq mi)
 • Total523,272
 • Density107/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years)
13.7 %
 • Rank in Norawa
2 (10.67% of country)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Income (per caipita)182,400 NOK
GDP (per caipita)228,868 NOK (2001)
Naitional Rank:3 (7.12% o kintra)

Aboot this soondAkershus  is a region an umwhile coonty in Norawa, borderin Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo an Østfold; it haes a short mairch wi Swaden (Värmland) an aw. Akershus, wi mair nor hauf a million indwallers, is the seicont lairgest coonty bi population efter Oslo. The coonty admeenistration is in Oslo, which is no pairt o the coonty.

Historical population
Source: Statistics Norway.[1]
Religion in Akershus[2][3]
religion percent

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) frae 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 throu Akershus wi mony junctions an stations sic 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 throu eastren Oslo, further tae 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 throu Bærum an Asker afore enterin Buskerud north o Drammen.

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

Aw main railweys oot o Oslo runs throu 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 an Oppland wur separatit frae Akershus an aw tae acome 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 biggit 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 centre o Oslo.

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipalities o Akershus.

Akershus haes a tot 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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Projected population - Statistics Norway". Archived frae the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 18 Januar 2021.
  2. "Statistics Norway - Church of Norway". Archived frae the original on 11 Mey 2020. Retrieved 18 Januar 2021.
  3. "Statistics Norway - Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. County. 2006-2010". Archived frae the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 22 Mey 2012.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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