Østensjø (pronounced [ˈœ̂sːtn̩ˌʂøː] (listen)) is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway.

Bydel Østensjø
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Coat of arms of Bydel Østensjø
Location of Bydel Østensjø
Coordinates: 59°53′20″N 10°50′01″E / 59.88889°N 10.83361°E / 59.88889; 10.83361Coordinates: 59°53′20″N 10°50′01″E / 59.88889°N 10.83361°E / 59.88889; 10.83361
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Area
 • Total12.24 km2 (4.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2020[1])
 • Total50,806
 • Density4,151/km2 (10,750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-030113
Websitebydel-ostensjo.oslo.kommune.no

The borough is in the southeastern part of Oslo. It is well known for its proximity to the forested area of Østmarka, a popular resort and hiking area for the citizens of Oslo and Lørenskog. Østensjø consists of the suburbs of Bøler, Oppsal and Manglerud, all located around Lake Østensjøvannet. The Østensjøvannet area has been a protected wildlife reserve since 1992.

Østensjø has traditionally been a Norwegian middle and working class borough, compared to the more immigrant populated boroughs in Oslo East End, like Alna, Grorud, Stovner and Søndre Nordstrand.

The club IL Manglerud Star which is known for ice hockey and football is located here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Oslo (2020). "Befolkningen etter bydel, kjønn og aldersgrupper 1.1.2020" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 29 April 2020.