Vestby

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Vestby kommune
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County Akershus
Landscape Follo
Municipality NO-0211
Administrative centre Vestby
Mayor (2003) Tom Anders Ludvigsen (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 367
134 km²
134 km²
0.04 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 84
12,834
0.28 %
13.9 %
96/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.vestby.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/0211)

Vestby is a municipality in the county of Akershus, Norway. Main villages are Vestby, Pepperstad Skog, Hølen, Hvitsten, Garder, and Son. Son was, from the Renaissance until the 1700s, an important harbour. On some Dutch maps from that time, Oslofjord is called Zoon Water.

Archeological studies in Hølen has confirmed that the area has been populated since about 2400 BC. The municipality and town of Vestby is both named after the most important farm in the area.

Many Norwegian emigrants to America during the 1840s and later settled in the area of the present city of Westby, Wisconsin (named after general store owner and civil war Union soldier Ole T. Westby); a city which still has a mostly Norwegian-American population.


Municipalities of Akershus Missing image
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Akershus coat of arms

Asker | Aurskog-Høland | Bærum | Eidsvoll | Enebakk | Fet | Frogn | Gjerdrum | Hurdal | Lørenskog | Nannestad | Nes | Nesodden | Nittedal | Oppegård | Rælingen | Skedsmo | Ski | Sørum | Ullensaker | Vestby | Ås

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