Sørum

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Sørum kommune
Municipality
Medieval stone church at Frogner
Medieval stone church at Frogner
Coat of arms of Sørum kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Sørum kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Sørum within Akershus
Sørum within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°0′21″N 11°15′34″E / 60.00583°N 11.25944°E / 60.00583; 11.25944Coordinates: 60°0′21″N 11°15′34″E / 60.00583°N 11.25944°E / 60.00583; 11.25944
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Sørumsand
Government
 • Mayor (2011) Are Tomasgaard (Ap)
Area
 • Total 207 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Land 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Area rank 327 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 12,768
 • Rank 85 in Norway
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 12.7 %
Demonym Sørumsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0226
Official language form Neutral
Website www.sorum.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Sørum is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sørumsand. Sørum was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The municipality of Blaker was merged with Sørum on 1 January 1962.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Sørum farm (Old Norse: Suđrheimr), since the first church was built here. The first element is suđr which means "southern" and the last element is heimr which means "home/homestead" or "farm".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 26 June 1981. The arms show a red rose with five petals on a yellow background. The rose is derived from the arms of the medieval dynasty of Sudreim (Sudreimsætten), one of the most influential noble families in Norway at the time. Their name was derived from what is now known as Sørum.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Sørum is located in the central part of Akershus county. To the north Sørum borders the municipality of Ullensaker, to the east Nes and Aurskog-Høland, in the south Fet, and to the west Skedsmo and Gjerdrum.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Sørum:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Sørum kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Sørum kommune. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Sørum kommune. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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