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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. AH-kəsh-hoos
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Meaning & History

From the name of Akershus Fortress, composed of Aker (from Old West Norse akr "acre, field") and hús "house, castle, fortress". Aker used to be a Norwegian municipality, but it is now an area in Oslo. Akershus is a former county (fylke) in Norway, now merged with neighboring counties Buskerud and Øppland.
Added 5/7/2019 by sep780
Edited 9/17/2021 by Beautiful Victory, Mike C and sep780