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Nesodden kommune
Coat of arms of Nesodden kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nesodden kommune
Akershus within
Nesodden within Akershus
Nesodden within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°48′31″N 10°39′20″E / 59.80861°N 10.65556°E / 59.80861; 10.65556Coordinates: 59°48′31″N 10°39′20″E / 59.80861°N 10.65556°E / 59.80861; 10.65556
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Follo
Administrative centre Nesoddtangen
 • Mayor (2011) Nina Sandberg (AP)
 • Total 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Area rank 416 in Norway
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,541
 • Rank 61 in Norway
 • Density 265/km2 (690/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 16.1 %
Demonym(s) Nesodding[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0216
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway

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.

General information[edit]


The name (Old Norse: Nesoddi) is an old district name. The first element is nes which means "headland" and the last element is (the definite form of) odde which means "point".[2]

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 Church[edit]

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.[3]

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. [4]

Sunnaas Hospital[edit]

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.


Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nesodden by country of origin in 2015[5]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 274
 Sweden 266
 Denmark 175
 Germany 172
 United Kingdom 115
 Lithuania 80
 Thailand 75
 Somalia 73
Nesodden kirke steeple


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[edit]

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.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

Several Norwegian celebrities live in Nesodden.


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1905). Norske gaardnavne: Akershus amt (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 86. 
  3. ^ "Nesodden kirke". Den Norske Kirke. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Nesodden kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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