Sørum was a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike. The administrative centre of the municipality was 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.

Sørum kommune
Frogner Old Church
Frogner Old Church
Flag of Sørum kommune
Coat of arms of Sørum kommune
Official logo of Sørum kommune
Sørum within Akershus
Sørum within Akershus
Coordinates: 60°0′21″N 11°15′34″E / 60.00583°N 11.25944°E / 60.00583; 11.25944
Administrative centreSørumsand
 • Mayor (2011)Are Tomasgaard (Ap)
 • Total207 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Land200 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Rank#327 in Norway
 • Total12,768
 • Rank#85 in Norway
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +12.7%
Official language
 • Norwegian formNeutral
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0226
WebsiteOfficial website

Since 1 January 2020, Sørum has been part of Lillestrøm municipality.

Frogner Old ChurchEdit

Frogner Old Church (Frogner gamle kirke) dates from ca. 1180. It is part of the Norwegian Church and belongs to Østre Romerike deanery in Diocese of Borg.

The edifice is in stone and has 90 seats. The Medieval era church burned in 1918, the walls repaired in 1936, floors and ceilings in 1948. The restoration was completed in 1977.[3]

General informationEdit


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Sørum farm (Old Norse: Suðrheimr), since the first church was built here. The first element is suðr 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.[4][5]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Sørum by country of origin in 2017[6]
Ancestry Number
  Poland 532
  Lithuania 362
  Sweden 185
  Pakistan 169
  Sri Lanka 139
  Iran 117
  Germany 114
  Denmark 88
  Thailand 86
  Afghanistan 79


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

Sister citiesEdit

The following cities were twinned with Sørum:[7]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Frogner gamle kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  5. ^ "Sørum kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Sørum kommune. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  6. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Sørum kommune. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-12-20.

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