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Gjerdrum kommune
Gjerdrum i Akershus.jpg
Coat of arms of Gjerdrum kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Gjerdrum kommune
Akershus within
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
Administrative centreAsk
 • Mayor (2007)Tobben (DNT)
 • Total83 km2 (32 sq mi)
 • Land82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Area rank396 in Norway
 • Total6,267
 • Rank192 in Norway
 • Density60/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0234
Official language formBokmål

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.


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)'.


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]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Gjerdrum by country of origin in 2017[3]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 213
 Lithuania 129
 Sweden 67
 Iraq 47
 Iceland 39


The local sports team is Gjerdrum IL.


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "Om kommunevåpenet i Gjerdrum" (in Norwegian). Gjerdrum kommune. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  3. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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