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Date Published: July 23, 2017, 2 p.m.

Asker is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the Viken traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Asker. The municipality is a suburb of Oslo, the national capital. Asker has 60000 inhabitants, and is the 11th largest municipality in Norway with an annual budget of about 4 billion Norwegian Kroner (about 460 million USD).

Some socioeconomic indicators:

  • Population growth: 1,6% per year.
  • Population under the age of 25: 25%
  • Population over the age of 80: 4 %
  • Population aged 30-39 with higher/university education: 87%
  • Unemployment rate ages 15-29: 1,4 %