Frogn

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Frogn kommune
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Coat of arms
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Frogn within Viken
Coordinates: 59°41′56″N10°39′19″E / 59.69889°N 10.65528°E / 59.69889; 10.65528 Coordinates: 59°41′56″N10°39′19″E / 59.69889°N 10.65528°E / 59.69889; 10.65528
Country Norway
County Viken
District Follo
Administrative centre Drøbak
Government
  Mayor (2019)Hans Kristian Ranaas (Sp)
Area
  Total86 km2 (33 sq mi)
  Land85 km2 (33 sq mi)
Area rank395 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
  Total15,959
  Rank81 in Norway
  Density188/km2 (490/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
9.14%
Demonym(s) Frognsokning [1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-3022
Official language form Bokmål [2]
Website www.frogn.kommune.no

Frogn is a municipality in former Akershus now Viken county, Norway. It is part of the Follo traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Drøbak. Frogn was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The city of Drøbak was merged with Frogn on 1 January 1962.

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Frogn is located at the southern part of the peninsula between the main Oslofjord and Bunnefjorden. It borders Nesodden, Ås and Vestby.

General information

Name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Frogn farm (Old Norse: Fraun), since the first church was built here. The name must be very old and the meaning is unknown. One theory is that it is derived from the Norse word frauð which means "manure" and the meaning would then be "the fertilized field". (See also Frogner and Tøyen.)

Prior to 1889, the name was written "Fron". Between 1837 and 1865, the name of the municipality was Drøbak landdistrikt. [3]

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 20 May 1988. The arms symbolize the Oscarsborg Fortress in silver on a blue background. The fortress is on the Drøbaksund in the Oslofjord in the municipality. The fortress was built in the late 19th century and played a major role in the defence of Norway in the beginning of World War II. [4]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Frogn by country of origin in 2017 [5]
AncestryNumber
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 208
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 196
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 131
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 110
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 94
Flag of India.svg  India 89
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 82
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 64
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 55
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 49

Notable people

Sport

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Frogn: [7]

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References

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Drøbak landdistrikt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  4. Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden" . Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  5. "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  6. IMDb Database retrieved 08 March 2021
  7. "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Frogn municipality. Archived from the original on July 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18.