A little about Aurskog - Høland villages

 
Høland is a former municipality in Akershus County, created as Høland district presidency in 1837.
Høland was divided 1 January 1905, then the Setskog own municipality. Høland had 4928 inhabitants after the split.

1. July 1924 the municipality was split in two, and there was an end to Høland as an independent municipality a Southern and a Northern Høland was established. 

Southern Høland had 2106 inhabitants, North Høland 3 188.

In 1966, the 4 municipalities Aurskog, Setskog, North and South of Høland a municipality, which is now called Aurskog - Høland municipality. Aurskog-Høland municipality will in 2012 pass the 15 000 inhabitants.

 Aurskog - Høland is the largest municipality in Akershus county in terms of area. In the north it borders Nes, in the east to Eidskog, Sweden in the east Rømskog, Mark, in the south to Eidsberg Trøgstad in the west to Sørum and Bold. Aurskog-Høland is the only Norwegian municipality that borders the two counties and a national border.


Aurskog is a geographical area in the northern part of Aurskog-Høland municipality in Akershus County. Aurskog area consists of the village Aursmoen, Aurskog, Finstadbru Lier and Foss. Aurskog and Aursmoen have more or less grown together, and is of Statistics listed under the name Aursmoen. Trade Centre, schools and sports facilities are located today on Aursmoen

Lierfoss is a place in Aurskog-Høland municipality in Akershus County . Lierfoss area occupies the eastern part of the former municipality Aurskog (basic circuits Lierfoss, Auten, Haneborg and Mangen), and the area was sometimes referred to as Østbygda


Bjørkelangen is a village and administrative center in Aurskog-Høland municipality in Akershus County. The village has 2791 inhabitants in the 1st January 2011, and located at the north end of Lake Bjørkelangen along the Lier river. Bjørkelangen became the administrative center of the municipality in 1966. Before that, Bjørkelangen was a small train station village.
Bjørkelangen was the last stop on the Aurskog - Høland train line at the opening in 1896, before the
extension to Skulerud in 1898. Aurskog-Høland railway manager's residence, "Bergan" lay on Bjørkelangen and is well preserved even today.
From approx. 1970, has Bjørkelangen experienced great development with the establishment of high school, several large residential areas and town center functions


Fosser, is a village with 586 inhabitants as of 1 January 2011, and is five kilometers southwest of the community center Bjørkelangen. Fosser had a train statione  on Arskog-Høland train line from the opening of line to Høland  in 1898 to the closure of the line in 1960. Fosser was long a major center of trade, but has been gradually reduced its importance. Fosser grocery store was closed in October 2010.
East of the village is Fostås hill with a height of 265.96 meters. There are also remnants of an old fort from the migration period.


Løken is the village of 1050 inhabitants as of 1 January 2011, and located west of Høland River, at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 115. Løken is about three kilometer south of the village of Fosser  and approx. eight kilometers southwest of the community center Bjørkelangen. Løken was the old community center in northern Høland before the merger in 1966


Momoen the village has 374 inhabitants as of 1 January 2011, and is located along Highway 169 about four kilometers west of the village of Løken, and about 50 kilometers southeast of Oslo. Momoen had previously postcode 1962 Moe Høland in earlier times. Hafstein River  pass the village.


Hemnes . The village has 634 inhabitants as of 1 January 2011, and located on the farm Bråten property, northeast of Øgderen (Lake Hemnes). Hemnes is located 19 kilometers south of the community center Bjørkelangen.The place is named after the farm Hemnes the north end of Øgderen. Highway 125 runs through Hemnes.


Setskog is a former municipality in Akershus county, from 1837 part of Høland presidency district. 1. January 1905 was Setskog a separate municipality with 754 inhabitants.
1. January 1966 was Setskog, Aurskog, Southern and NorthernHøland municipalities merged into Aurskog-Høland municipality.Setskog had 811 inhabitants by the merger.

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