Gjerdrum within Akershus
|Coordinates: 60°4′57″N 11°0′52″E / 60.08250°N 11.01444°ECoordinates: 60°4′57″N 11°0′52″E / 60.08250°N 11.01444°E|
|• Mayor (2007)||Tobben (DNT)|
|• Total||83 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|• Land||82 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|Area rank||396 in Norway|
|• Rank||192 in Norway|
|• Density||60/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||31.6 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0234|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Gjerdrum was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Gjerdrum farm (Norse Gerðarvin). The first element is the genitive of a river name Gerð and the last element is vin f 'meadow, pasture'. The river name is derived from the Norse word garðr meaning 'fence' and so the meaning is 'the river whose function is a fence (and/or as a border)'.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1993. The arms show a traditional Norwegian form of roundpole fence. The arms are also canting because the name of the municipality refers to a fence.
The local sports team is Gjerdrum IL.
- "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- "Om kommunevåpenet i Gjerdrum" (in Norwegian). Gjerdrum kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
- "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Media related to Gjerdrum at Wikimedia Commons
- The dictionary definition of Gjerdrum at Wiktionary
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage
- GIL football (Norwegian)