Strømmen

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Strømmen
Town
Strømmen is located in Norway
Strømmen
Strømmen
Coordinates: 59°57′N 11°0′E / 59.950°N 11.000°E / 59.950; 11.000Coordinates: 59°57′N 11°0′E / 59.950°N 11.000°E / 59.950; 11.000
Country Norway
County Akershus
Municipality Skedsmo
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Strømmen is a town in Skedsmo, Akershus, Norway. It is about twenty kilometers east of Oslo, and considered part of Greater Oslo. It has around 8,000 residents.

The town has its origins from floating lumber and sawmills along Sagelva. Later there has been heavy industry at Strømmen, including the railway stock manufacturer Strømmens Værksted. It currently hosts one of Norway's largest shopping centre, Strømmen Storsenter. Strømmen had a top-level women's football team, Team Strømmen until 2009, while Strømmen IF will play in second top-level from the 2010 season.