Bærum

municipality in Viken County, Norway

Bærum ([²bæːrʉm] (About this soundlisten)) is a city in Akershus County, Norway. The city was created as a municipality on 1 January 1838. It is a suburb of Oslo, Bærum is located on the west coast of the city.

Bærum kommune
Sandvika Baerum Norway.jpg
Coat of arms of Bærum kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Bærum kommune
Akershus within
Norway
Bærum within Akershus
Bærum within Akershus
Coordinates: 59°56′18″N 10°30′24″E / 59.93833°N 10.50667°E / 59.93833; 10.50667Coordinates: 59°56′18″N 10°30′24″E / 59.93833°N 10.50667°E / 59.93833; 10.50667
CountryNorway
CountyAkershus
Administrative centreSandvika
Government
 • Mayor (2011)Lisbeth Hammer Krog (H)
Area
 • Total192 km2 (74 sq mi)
 • Land189 km2 (73 sq mi)
Area rank334 in Norway
Population
 (2017)
 • Total124,008
 • Rank5th in Norway
 • Density547/km2 (1,420/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
9.8%
Demonym(s)Bæring[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0219
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitewww.baerum.kommune.no
Historical population
Year Population ±%
1951 35,838
1961 57,573 +60.6%
1971 76,580 +33.0%
1981 80,385 +5.0%
1991 90,579 +12.7%
2001 101,340 +11.9%
2011 112,789 +11.3%
2012 114,489 +1.5%
Source: Statistics Norway.[3]

Bærum has the highest income per capita in Norway[4] and the highest proportion of university-educated individuals.[5]

The municipality has been voted the best Norwegian place to live in considering governance and public services to citizens.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Projected population – Statistics Norway
  4. "Skattelister 2008". Oslo: NRK. 2009. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009.
  5. "Næringsliv". Sandvika: Bærum kommune. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.
  6. "Norges beste sted" [Norway's best place]. Dagbladet. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.