Gjerdrum

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Gjerdrum kommune
Municipality
Gjerdrum i Akershus.jpg
Coat of arms of Gjerdrum kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Gjerdrum kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Gjerdrum within Akershus
Gjerdrum within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°4′57″N 11°0′52″E / 60.08250°N 11.01444°E / 60.08250; 11.01444Coordinates: 60°4′57″N 11°0′52″E / 60.08250°N 11.01444°E / 60.08250; 11.01444
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Ask
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Tobben (DNT)
Area
 • Total 83 km2 (32 sq mi)
 • Land 82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Area rank 396 in Norway
Population (2013)
 • Total 6,267
 • Rank 192 in Norway
 • Density 60/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 31.6 %
Demonym Gjermsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0234
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.gjerdrum.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Gjerdrum is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike.

General information[edit]

Gjerdrum was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Gjerdrum borders the municipalities of Nannestad, Nittedal, Ullensaker, Skedsmo, and Sørum. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ask.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Gjerdrum farm (Norse Gerðarvin). The first element is the genitive of a river name Gerð and the last element is vin f 'meadow, pasture'. The river name is derived from the Norse word garðr meaning 'fence' and so the meaning is 'the river whose function is a fence (and/or as a border)'.

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1993. The arms show a traditional Norwegian form of roundpole fence. The arms are also canting because the name of the municipality refers to a fence.[2]

Sports[edit]

The local sports team is Gjerdrum IL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ "Om kommunevåpenet i Gjerdrum" (in Norwegian). Gjerdrum kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 

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