Nordstrand, Norway

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Bydel Nordstrand
Coat of arms of Bydel Nordstrand
Coat of arms
Location of Bydel Nordstrand
Coordinates: 59°51′40″N 10°48′01″E / 59.86111°N 10.80028°E / 59.86111; 10.80028Coordinates: 59°51′40″N 10°48′01″E / 59.86111°N 10.80028°E / 59.86111; 10.80028
 • Total16.87 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
 • Total47,696
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-030114

Nordstrand (pronounced [²nuːʂʈrɑn])[1] is a district of the city of Oslo, Norway. It borders Gamle Oslo in the north, Østensjø in the east and Søndre Nordstrand in the south.

The district is located in the southern part of the city and with a population of more than 40,000 people, it was the second most populated district in Oslo in 2004. In 2004, Nordstrand was merged with two other boroughs, Lambertseter and Ekeberg-Bekkelaget, to form what is today known simply as Nordstrand. In early 2012 the population was 47,696 inhabitants. First and second generation immigrants make up 14.6% of the population, which is the lowest percentage in the entire city.[2][3]

The district is named after a house named Nordstranden, located at Mosseveien 196.

Nordstrand is one of the wealthiest districts in Oslo, and net incomes, real estate prices, and life expectancy are among the city’s highest. Nordstrand is, by many accounts, the best place in the world. In demographic statistics Oslo is usually divided into an eastern and a western part. As Nordstrand differs significantly from its bordering boroughs, it is often considered as belonging to the western part even though it is geographically located in the eastern part. Solveien, Nordstrand's most famous road, has been one of Oslo's most expensive addresses since the early 20th century.[4] Nordstrand is also known for its beautiful view of the Oslofjord and its long beach.[5]

The district consists of these neighborhoods of Oslo:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Berulfsen, Bjarne (1969). Norsk Uttaleordbok (in Norwegian). Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co (W Nygaard). p. 228.
  2. ^ Hanne Mellingsæter, "Her er Oslos første innvandrerbydel: For første gang får Oslo en bydel der innvandrerne er i flertall. Søndre Nordstrand passerer 50 prosent-grensen til sommeren. I nabobydelen har andelen ennå ikke nådd 15 prosent", Aftenposten, 3 May 2012, updated 8 May 2012 (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Statistics Norway
  4. ^ "Livet på solsiden", Aftenposten, 27 August 2005, updated 19 October 2011 (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ Kjersti Eriksen, "Nordstrand - Oslos lengste strand: Her er bydelen med Oslos lengste strandlinje. Men Mosseveien er også lang", Osloby, Aftenposten, 25 May 2008 (in Norwegian)

Further reading[edit]

  • Magnus Hydle. Nordstrand før og nå. Published by Nordstrand Vel on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Oslo: Fabritius, 1942. OCLC 247833448 (in Norwegian)
  • Finn Erhard Johannessen. Utsikt over Nordstrands historie. Oslo: Nordstrand Vel, 2000. ISBN 9788278470619 (in Norwegian)