Skøyen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 59°55′19.513″N 10°41′1.8996″E / 59.92208694°N 10.683861000°E / 59.92208694; 10.683861000

Aerial photography of Skøyen
Skøyenparken in Skøyen

Skøyen is a neighborhood of Oslo, Norway. It is located in the western part of the city, in the borough of Ullern.[1] Skøyen is the site of Skøyenparken which surrounds Skøyen Manor (Søndre Skøyen). This estate was owned and developed by Nicolay August Andresen, chairman of Andresens Bank. [2]

The name "Skøyen" comes from Old Norse Skǫðin, of unknown etymology. Skøyen is connected to downtown Oslo through The Skøyen Line (tram) and Skøyen Station (train).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knut Are Tvedt. "Skøyen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Trond Gram. "Andresens Bank A/S". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.