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Nesodden is a municipality in Akershusmarker county, Norwaymarker. It is part of the traditional region of Follo. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Nesoddtangenmarker. The parish of Næsodden was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Oppegårdmarker was separated from Nesodden on 1 July 1915.

General information

Name

The name (Old Norse: Nesoddi) is an old district name. The first element is nes which means "headland" and the last element is (the finite form of) odde which means "point".

The very tip of the peninsula is presently called Nesoddtangen, where the last element is (the finite form of) tange which means "spit". In fact, all three elements in this name have (nearly) the same meaning.

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 12 December 1986. The arms show a silver triangle on a blue background as a canting of the geographical position of the municipality, which is situated on a peninsula in the Oslofjordmarker.

Geography

Nesodden is located on the tip of the peninsula between main Oslofjord and its arm Bunnefjordenmarker. It includes the villages Fjellstrandmarker, Bjørnemyrmarker, Nesoddtangen, and Fagerstrandmarker, which is also the name of a reality show that was filmed on Fagerstrand and aired on TV 2 during the first half of 2005. Nesoddtangen has passenger ferry connections to Bærummarker and Oslomarker (23 min).

Notable residents

Several Norwegian celebrities currently live in Nesodden.

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