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Nittedal kommune
Coat of arms of Nittedal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nittedal kommune
Akershus within
Nittedal within Akershus
Nittedal within Akershus
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Rotnes
 • Mayor (2011) Hilde Thorkildsen (Ap)
 • Total 186 km2 (72 sq mi)
 • Land 179 km2 (69 sq mi)
Area rank 338 in Norway
Population (2006 Q2)
 • Total 19,722
 • Rank 47 in Norway
 • Density 108/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 18.0 %
Demonym(s) Nittedøl or
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0233
Official language form Bokmål
Website .no.kommune.nittedalwww
Data from Statistics Norway

Nittedal is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rotnes.

The parish of Nitedal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).


  • General information 1
    • Name 1.1
    • Coat-of-arms 1.2
  • Geography 2
  • Sister cities 3
  • Famous people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

General information


The name (Old Norse: Nitjudalr) is an old district name. The first element is the genitive case of the river name Nitja (now Nitelva) and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale". The meaning of the river name is unknown. Prior to 1918, the name was written "Nittedalen".


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 23 January 1987. The arms show the two silver lines running in a bend sinister direction on a green background. They represent the main transportation lines that run through the municipality from Oslo to other parts of the country: the main highway and the railroad, they also can represent skiing tracks, an old winter transportation method. At the same time the two lines symbolize matches, as one of Norway's oldest match factories was founded in Nittedal. The lines also symbolize tree logs, as forestry is of great importance for the local economy.[2][3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nittedal by country of origin in 2015[4]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 433
 Sri Lanka 294
 Pakistan 279
 Sweden 218
 Vietnam 185
 Lithuania 175
 Denmark 143
 Germany 113


Nittedal town hall.

Nittedal lies directly northeast of Oslo and serves as a suburb to the capital. It is located on both sides of the Nitelva river. The southernmost population centre is Hagan. Further north lie the centres of Slattum, Rotnes, Åneby, Grønvoll, Varingskollen, and Hakadal.

Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Nittedal:[5]

Famous people

This list includes people who have resided in, or are associated with, Nittedal:

On 12 February 2010, Princess Märtha Louise opened the exhibition "Noses Smell Tulips" in Nittedal. [6]


  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Nittedals kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Nittedal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lenker" (in Norwegian). Nittedal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  6. ^

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of Nittedal at Wiktionary
  • Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
  • Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Nittedal travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Varingen: the local newspaper
  • Population changes from 1951 onwards
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