Fet within Akershus
|Coordinates: 59°52′47″N 11°13′14″E / 59.87972°N 11.22056°ECoordinates: 59°52′47″N 11°13′14″E / 59.87972°N 11.22056°E|
|• Mayor (2005)||Lisbet Lofthus Gabrielsen (Ap)|
|• Total||176 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|• Land||137 km2 (53 sq mi)|
|Area rank||347 in Norway|
|• Rank||108 in Norway|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||10.5 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0227|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Fet was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Rælingen was separated from Fet on 1 July 1929. The part of Enebakk municipality lying east of lake Øyeren was transferred to Fet in 1962.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 19 December 1986. The arms show a logging hook, which in the area was used to haul the logs, cut in the surrounding forests. The logs were transported over the streams and lakes to the sawmills. The people use long poles with hooks to haul the logs. The colours of the arms are green and silver, because the name is derived from an old word describing a field (green) near a lake (silver).
Fet is located on the eastern side of Lake Øyeren and includes the point at which the River Glomma enters the lake. The inland river delta that has formed is the largest in Europe and reaches the opposite shore of the lake, across its short axis. Until 1985, logs floated down the river were brought onshore here before the river entered its delta, and were then transported onwards by rail. Today, many of Fet's floating buildings have been preserved and converted into a museum and cultural centre.
- Jacob Aall Ottesen (1825-1904) - Norwegian American minister, theologian and church leader.
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- Media related to Fet at Wikimedia Commons
- The dictionary definition of Fet at Wiktionary
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Øyeren information centre (INØ) (Norwegian)