Fusa


Fusa

Infobox_Kommune
name = Fusa
idnumber = 1241
county = Hordaland
landscape = Midhordland
capital = Eikelandsosen
demonym = Fusing
language = Nynorsk


munwebpage = www.fusa.kommune.no
governor = Hans S. Vindenes (Sp)
governor_as_of = 2007
arearank = 246
area = 379
arealand = 355
areapercent = 0.12
population_as_of = 2008
populationrank = 240
population = 3,759
populationpercent = 0.08
populationdensity = 10.6
populationincrease = 4.2
lat_deg = 60 | lat_min = 14 | lat_sec = 50 | lon_deg = 5 | lon_min = 48 | lon_sec = 26
utm_zone = 32V | utm_northing = 6683242 | utm_easting = 0323303 | geo_cat = adm2nd

Fusa is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Fusa was separated from Os in 1856. Hålandsdal and Strandvik were separated from Fusa on 1 January 1903, but they were both again merged with Fusa on 1 January 1964.

In 2007, Fusa participated in a trial where the mayor was directly elected. The sitting mayor, Hans S. Vindenes, won the election with 51.8% of the votes.

General information

Name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the farm Fusa (Old Norse "Fúsar"), since the first church was built there. The name may be derived from the Old Norse word "fúss" which means "eager" (possibly referring to a strong stream). The name may instead have been derived from the old verb "fusa", which had some meaning referring to running water. Until 1918, the name was written "Fuse".

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 27 September 1991. The arms show three spirals, which symbolise the strong currents in the water. The spirals also symbolise the many giants kettles "(jettegryte)" in the municipality, which were created by the water in the rocks. [cite web|url=http://www.ngw.nl/int/nor/f/fusa.htm|author=Norske Kommunevåpen|date=1990|title=Nye kommunevåbener i Norden|accessdaymonth=21 September|accessyear=2008]

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