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Asker kommune
Image:Norwaymap_oslo.png
County Akershus
Landscape Viken
Municipality NO-0220
Administrative centre Asker
Mayor (2005) Morten Gunnar Strand (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 385
101 km²
97 km²
0.03 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 11
50,651
1.11 %
15.7 %
523/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.asker.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/0220)

Asker is a municipality in the county of Akershus, Norway.

Main villages are Asker, Vollen, Vettre (Blakstad), Holmen, Hvalstad and Heggedal. Asker is a notably coastal place, but is also a place of hills and woods. The district is known for many important businesses. It is also known for gardening. The farm Skaugum, in which the Norwegian Crown Prince and his family live, is situated here. Asker is also known for museums, such as the home of the singer and TV-personality Alf Prøysen. The poet Arne Garborg also lived here for a period. The first IKEA store outside Sweden was opened in Asker in 1963.

Asker is also the home of Frisk Asker Tigers, who won the Norwegian Hockey championship in 2002.

Other notable people from Asker:


Municipalities of Akershus Missing image
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Akershus coat of arms

Asker | Aurskog-Høland | Bærum | Eidsvoll | Enebakk | Fet | Frogn | Gjerdrum | Hurdal | Lørenskog | Nannestad | Nes | Nesodden | Nittedal | Oppegård | Rælingen | Skedsmo | Ski | Sørum | Ullensaker | Vestby | Ås

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