Skedsmo is a former municipality in the province of Viken in Norway . Skedsmo bordered Oslo to the west, Lørenskog and Rælingen to the south, Nittedal and Gjerdrum to the north, Fet to the southeast and Sørum to the east . Skedsmo is around 20 km north-east of Oslo, near the airport, Gardermoen . The main town and administrative seat of the municipality was the city of Lillestrøm . Other important places are Kjeller , Strømmen , Skjetten , Leirsund and Skedsmokorset .
On January 1, 2020, Skedsmo became part of the newly established municipality of Lillestrøm .
Due to the favorable transport connections through the airport as well as the roads and rail lines, Skedsmo has developed into an industrial location, with wood processing being a main branch of the economy. There is a large exhibition center in Lillestrøm, where mainly trade and business fairs take place. There is an important technology center in Kjeller with around 4,000 employees.
Skedsmo is an important educational location, so in the municipality u. a. the Central University of the province Akershus and a business school based.
sons and daughters of the town
- Trygve Haavelmo (1911–1999), economist, Nobel Prize winner
- Sidsel Ryen (born 1943), actress and singer
- Arild Andersen (* 1945), jazz bassist
- Aksel Lund Svindal (* 1982), ski racer
- Navn på nye kommuner. February 19, 2019, accessed October 1, 2019 (Norwegian).