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Country  Norway
District  Østerdalen
Area rank  67 in Norway
Area  1,340 km²
Local time  Sunday 1:03 AM
Official language form  Bokmål
County  Hedmark
Administrative centre  Rena
Demonym(s)  Åmoting
Population  4,425 (2004)
Administrative center  Rena
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Weather  3°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 82% Humidity

Åmot is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rena. The parish of Aamot was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

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Map of %C3%85mot, Norway

Name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Åmot farm (Old Norse: Ámót), since the first church was built here. The first element is á which means "river" and the last element is mót meaning "meeting". (The rivers Glomma and Rena run together here.) Prior to 1921, the name was written "Aamot".

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1987. The arms show three gold or yellow timber axes on a green background. They symbolize the importance and history of the logging industry in the area.

Geography

Åmot is located in the central part of Hedmark county. It is bordered to the north by Rendalen, to the east by Trysil, to the south by Elverum, to the southwest by Hamar and Ringsaker, and in the west by Stor-Elvdal.

The Renaelva river flows into the Glomma river in Åmot.

Education

Åmot has four schools: Åmot Ungdomsskole (Åmot Lower secondary school), Rena Barneskole, Deset Oppvekstsenter, and Osen Oppvekstsenter.

References

Åmot Wikipedia


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