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Nesodden kommune
Coat of arms of Nesodden kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nesodden kommune
Akershus within
Nesodden within Akershus
Nesodden within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°48′31″N 10°39′20″E / 59.80861°N 10.65556°E / 59.80861; 10.65556Coordinates: 59°48′31″N 10°39′20″E / 59.80861°N 10.65556°E / 59.80861; 10.65556
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Follo
Administrative centre Nesoddtangen
 • Mayor (2011) Nina Sandberg (AP)
 • Total 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Area rank 416 in Norway
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,541
 • Rank 61 in Norway
 • Density 265/km2 (690/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 16.1 %
Demonym Nesodding[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0216
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway

Nesodden is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Follo. The administrative centre of the municipality is Nesoddtangen. The parish of Næsodden was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Oppegård was separated from Nesodden on 1 July 1915.

General information[edit]


The name (Old Norse: Nesoddi) is an old district name. The first element is nes which means "headland" and the last element is (the finite form of) odde which means "point".[2]

The very tip of the peninsula is called Nesoddtangen, where the last element is (the finite form of) tange which means "spit". In fact, all three elements in this name have (nearly) the same meaning.

Sunnaas Hospital[edit]

Sunnaas Hospital, founded in 1954 as a nursing home, was authorized as a hospital in 1960, primarily to treat polio patients from Oslo in cooperation with Oslo City Hospital. The hospital is today a university hospital.


Nesodden is located on the tip of the peninsula between main Oslofjord and its arm Bunnefjorden. It includes the villages Hellvik, Fjellstrand, Bjørnemyr, Nesoddtangen, and Fagerstrand, which is also the name of a reality show that was filmed on Fagerstrand and aired on TV 2 during the first half of 2005. Nesoddtangen has passenger ferry connections to Bærum (8 min) and Oslo (12 min or 23 min).

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms is designed by the architect Christian Doxrud (1917-2002) and authorized 12 December 1986. The coat of arms shows a silver triangle on a blue background as a canting of the geographical position of the municipality, which is situated on a peninsula in the Oslofjord.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Several Norwegian celebrities live in Nesodden.


  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1905). Norske gaardnavne: Akershus amt (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 86. 
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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