Gjerdrum

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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
Norway
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
CountryNorway
CountyAkershus
DistrictRomerike
Administrative centreAsk
Government
 • Mayor (2007)Tobben (DNT)
Area
 • Total83 km2 (32 sq mi)
 • Land82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Area rank#396 in Norway
Population
(2013)
 • Total6,267
 • Rank#192 in Norway
 • Density60/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
31.6%
Demonym(s)Gjermsokning[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0234
Official language formBokmål
Websitewww.gjerdrum.kommune.no

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.

Name[edit]

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)'.

Coat-of-arms[edit]

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

Sports[edit]

The local sports team is Gjerdrum IL.

References[edit]

  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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