Nesodden within Akershus
|• Mayor (2011)||Nina Sandberg (AP)|
|• Total||61 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|• Land||61 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|Area rank||416 in Norway|
|• Rank||61 in Norway|
|• Density||265/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||16.1 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0216|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Nesodden is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Follo. The administrative centre of the municipality is Nesoddtangen. The parish of Næsodden was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Oppegård was separated from Nesodden on 1 July 1915.
The very tip of the peninsula is called Nesoddtangen, where the last element is (the definite form of) tange which means "spit". In fact, all three elements in this name have (nearly) the same meaning.
Nesodden Church (Nesodden kirke) is located in Nesodden parish in Follo rural deanery. The medieval stone church is situated southeast of the village of Nesodden. The building material is stone and brick. It was built in 1175. It has a rectangular nave and lower, narrower choir. The church is of long plan and 130 of seats. In the church there is a Renaissance pulpit, carved altarpiece from 1715 and baptismal font from the Middle Ages. The chancel was extended in 1714.
The church was renovated several times between 1600 and the 1900s. The church was most recently restored between 1956-1960. The church celebrated its 800th anniversary during 1975. 
Sunnaas Hospital, founded in 1954 as a nursing home, was authorized as a hospital in 1960, primarily to treat polio patients from Oslo in cooperation with Oslo City Hospital. The hospital is today a university hospital.
Nesodden is located on the tip of the peninsula between main Oslofjord and its arm Bunnefjorden. It includes the villages Hellvik, Fjellstrand, Bjørnemyr, Nesoddtangen, and Fagerstrand, which is also the name of a reality show that was filmed on Fagerstrand and aired on TV 2 during the first half of 2005. Nesoddtangen has passenger ferry connections to Lysaker in Bærum (8 min) and Aker Brygge in Oslo (23 min).
Coat of arms
The coat of arms is designed by the architect Christian Doxrud (1917-2002) and authorized 12 December 1986. The coat of arms shows a silver triangle on a blue background as a canting of the geographical position of the municipality, which is situated on a peninsula in the Oslofjord.
Several Norwegian celebrities live in Nesodden.
- news presenters: Bjørn Hansen, illustrator Roar Hagen (VG), journalist (NRK) and author Øystein Rakkenes
- scientists: professor em. neuroanatomist Terje Lømo; professor, archeologist Christian Keller, med. professor Johan Stanghelle
- actors: Stein Winge, Bjørn Sundquist, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Jørgen Langhelle, Hildegunn Rise, and Gard B. Eidsvold
- artists: Ulf Kristiansen, Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven), Per Øystein Sørensen
- authors: Hanne Ørstavik, Olav Njølstad
- politicians: Dagfinn Høybråten, Jan Balstad, Rikke Lind, and Gunnar Garbo
- painters: Wenche Øyen, Per Kleiva, Helge Revold. Sculptors: Asbjørn Høglund and Nils Aasland.
- models: Helene Rask, Anette Stai, Vendela Kirsebom
- singers/songwriters: Sondre Lerche, Trine Rein and Alexander Rybak.
- comedian: Åsleik Engmark
- composer: Thomas von Sonnenberg;
- athlete: Stig Roar Husby
- polar explorer: Børge Ousland
- former residents: politicians Kåre Kristiansen, Reiulf Steen, Kjell Magne Bondevik and Tora Aasland. lawyer Arne Haugestad and musician Thomas "Happy-Tom" Seltzer.
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