Nes, Akershus

Nes kommune

Coat of arms

Akershus within

Nes within Akershus
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
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Årnes
  Mayor (2007) Oddmar Blekkerud (Ap)
  Total 637 km2 (246 sq mi)
  Land 609 km2 (235 sq mi)
Area rank 177 in Norway
Population (2006)
  Total 18,022
  Rank 54 in Norway
  Density 28/km2 (70/sq mi)
  Change (10 years) 14.5 %
Demonym(s) Nesbu[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0236
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway
Nes church ruins
Svanfossen on the river Vorma in Fenstad
Seterstøa station in Nes was built in 1862
Gamle Hvam Museum in Nes

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

General information


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".


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.[2]

See also: Coats-of-arms of Søndre Land and Stokke
Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nes by country of origin in 2015[3]
Ancestry Number


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

Nes Church

Nes Church ruins (Nes kirkeruin) are one of Norway's best preserved church ruins. The old medieval stone church dated from ca 1100 and was extended into a cruciform church in 1697. It was burned in 1854. After the fire the almost completely preserved walls were preserved as ruins. The new Nes church was completed in 1860. [4]


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.



  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. "Beskrivelse av kommunevåpenet" (in Norwegian). Nes kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  3. "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  4. Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Nes gamle kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
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