Bærum

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Bærum
Sandvika Baerum Norway.jpg
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
Area
 • Total192 km2 (74 sq mi)
 • Land189 km2 (73 sq mi)
Area rank334
Population
 (2017)
 • Total124,008
 • Rank5th
 • Density547/km2 (1,420/sq mi)
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.[1]

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 has the highest income per capita in Norway[2] and the highest proportion of university-educated individuals.[3]

The municipality has been voted the best Norwegian place to live in considering governance and public services to citizens.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Projected population – Statistics Norway
  2. "Skattelister 2008". Oslo: NRK. 2009. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009.
  3. "Næringsliv". Sandvika: Bærum kommune. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.
  4. "Norges beste sted" [Norway's best place]. Dagbladet. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.