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Follo

Follo region, within Akershus county, is situated south and south east of Oslo. Follo is one of three districts in the county of Akershus, Norway.

Follo is located between Oslo and stfold and includes the southwestern part of the county's area south of Oslo. In the displayed map of Akershus, the municipalities are marked off with numbers: Nesodden (13), Frogn (7), Vestby (21), Oppeg rd (15), s (22), Ski (18), and Enebakk (5). (Enebakk is by some regarded as belonging to Romerike, as well as Follo). Follo covers around 819 km , and has a population of 121 368 (October 1, 2007) [1].

Follo is one judicial district, Follo. The district court is located in the regional centre of Ski, which is also the largest town in the area. The municipalities of Frogn and Vestby have coastlines along the Oslofjord. s and Oppeg rd have coastlines along the Bunnefjord (a part of the Oslofjord that extends south-east), and Nesodden has coastlines along both fjords.

All municipalities in Follo are within an hour's drive from Oslo, and large parts of the workforce actually work in Oslo. Apart from the long coastline, Follo is has extensive woods and farmland, and only little industry. Most parts of Follo are well suited for outdoor activities, and many athletes have come from this district such as Trine Hattestad (javelin), Jon R nningen (wrestling), and Siren Sundby (sailing).

The name

The Norse form of the name was Foll (from *Foldl ). The first element is the old name of Oslofjord (see stfold and Vestfold), the last element is l f 'meadow' (see also Lom and Oslo).

References

  1. ssb.no: befolkningsendringer






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