Fræna


Fræna

Infobox_Kommune
name=Fræna
idnumber=1548
county=Møre og Romsdal
landscape=Romsdal
capital=Elnesvågen
governor=Kjell Lode (KrF)
governor_as_of=2007
arearank=251
area=369
arealand=361
areapercent=0.11
population_as_of=2004
populationrank=116
population=9,004
populationpercent=0.20
populationdensity=25
populationincrease=-0.1
demonym=Fræning
language=Nynorsk
lat_deg=62| lat_min=54| lat_sec=28| lon_deg=7| lon_min=6| lon_sec=30
utm_zone=32V| utm_northing=6976750 |utm_easting=0403897| geo_cat=adm2nd




munwebpage=www.frana.kommune.no

Fræna is a municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway.

The municipality was separated from Aukra 1840. The municipalities of Bud and Hustad was merged with Fræna January 1, 1964.

The main village and administrative centre in Fræna is Elnesvågen with 2,133 inhabitants as of January 1, 2007. The Moxy factory is located in Elnesvågen.

Other villages are Bud (712 inh.), Malme/Malmefjorden (404), Tornes (388) and Sylte (225). The area is nice for hiking, and nice targets are Heiane and Gjendemsfjellet.

The name

The municipality is named after Frænfjorden (Old Norse "Fræni"). The meaning of the name is unknown (it might be derived from "frænn" 'bright, shiny').

Until 1918 the name was written "Frænen". (And before 1865 the parish and municipality was named "Vaagø".)

External links

* [http://www.frena.net/ Homepage edited by a local enthusiast]
* [http://www.r-b.no/apps/pbcs.dll/oversikt?Kategori=FRAENA News from Fræna in the newspaper Romsdals Budstikke]


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