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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
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Ask
 • Mayor (2007) Tobben (DNT)
 • 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(s) 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.


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 25 July 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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