county=Møre og Romsdal
governor=Kjell Lode (KrF)
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
The municipality was separated from
Aukra1840. The municipalities of Bud and Hustadwas merged with Fræna January 1, 1964.
The main village and administrative centre in Fræna is
Elnesvågenwith 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 Heianeand Gjendemsfjellet.
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".)
* [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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