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Aurskog Høland Municipality

Aurskog municipality in the east of Akershus county bordering EU country Sweden in east, Hedmark county in north and Østfold county in the south. It is a short distance to Lillestrom, Oslo Gardermoen and neighboring towns Årjäng and Charlottenberg in Sweden.

Aurskog in numbers


Number of inhabitants per 01.10.2014 15 691

Land area 894.66 km2
freshwater area
66.97 km2

The municipality has 8 towns: Bjørkelangen, onion, Hemnes, Waterfalls, Momo, Setskog, Aurskog and Lierfoss. Bjørkelangen is the community center where City Hall is located. 


A municipality in strong growth

Major efforts is made to develop and take care of the business community that exists in the municipality. We have our own industry consultant who follows up existing businesses and provide stimulation to new establishment.


In the coming years we will build a new school at Bjørkelangen, new health center for the entire population and swimming pool. We are a municipality that focuses on development and we are very proud of that.


The municipality has good conditions for children and youth. Sports environment is good and there are many associations. The large forest and natural areas with associated lakes and waterways provide opportunities for a rich outdoor life. 

Source: Aurskog Holand Municipality website

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