Akershus

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Akershus fylke
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County NO-02
Region Østlandet
Administrative centre Oslo
County mayor  
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 16
4,918 km²
1.50 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 2
488,618
10.67 %
13.7 %
107/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 3
108,634 million NOK
7.12 %
228,868 NOK

Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo and Østfold. It borders Sweden for a short distance (Värmland). Akershus is the second largest county in population after Oslo. The county is named after Akershus Fortress. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.

Akershus is parted in two different areas east and west of Oslo. The small area in the west includes the districts of Asker and Bærum. The vast part is east of the city, consisting of the landscapes Follo in southwest and Romerike in north and east. Akershus includes some of the lake Mjøsa and some of the river Glomma. Embracing numerous suburbs of Oslo, Akershus is one of the most densely populated areas in the country. The main national railway lines into Oslo run through Akershus with many junctions and stations such as Asker, Sandvika, Ski and Lillestrøm.

The county also includes the historical place Eidsvoll, 48 km north of Oslo, in which the National assembly voted the Norwegian constitution in 1814. South of Eidsvoll is the international airport of Oslo Airport at Gardermoen. The estate of the crown prince is situated in Asker.

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