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Sørum kommune
Medieval stone church at Frogner
Medieval stone church at Frogner
Coat of arms of Sørum kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Sørum kommune
Akershus within
Sørum within Akershus
Sørum within Akershus
Country Norway
County Akershus
District Romerike
Administrative centre Sørumsand
 • Mayor (2011) Are Tomasgaard (Ap)
 • Total 207 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Land 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Area rank 327 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 12,768
 • Rank 85 in Norway
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 12.7 %
Demonym(s) Sørumsokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0226
Official language form Neutral
Website .no.kommune.sorumwww
Data from Statistics Norway

Sørum 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 Sørumsand. Sørum was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The municipality of Blaker was merged with Sørum on 1 January 1962.


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

General information


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Sørum farm (Old Norse: Suđrheimr), since the first church was built here. The first element is suđr which means "southern" and the last element is heimr which means "home/homestead" or "farm".


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 26 June 1981. The arms show a red rose with five petals on a yellow background. The rose is derived from the arms of the medieval dynasty of Sudreim (Sudreimsætten), one of the most influential noble families in Norway at the time. Their name was derived from what is now known as Sørum.[2][3]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Sørum by country of origin in 2015[4]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 452
 Lithuania 347
 Pakistan 153
 Sweden 151
 Germany 116
 Iran 115
 Sri Lanka 115
 Denmark 93


Sørum is located in the central part of Akershus county. To the north Sørum borders the municipality of Ullensaker, to the east Nes and Aurskog-Høland, in the south Fet, and to the west Skedsmo and Gjerdrum.

Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Sørum:[5]


  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Sørum kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Sørum kommune. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. 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. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Sørum kommune. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of Sørum at Wiktionary
  • Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
  • Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Sørumsand videregående skole (Norwegian)
  • Official website (Norwegian)
  • Opplev Sørum (Norwegian)
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