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The municipality Bærum in the county of Akershus, Norway, has 101,497 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. Sandvika is the centre of Bærum.

Located just to the west of the capital Oslo, Bærum is in many respects regarded as a suburb of this city. Many technology oriented companies are located at Lysaker and Fornebu.

Although Bærum is in many eyes regarded as the archetypical wealthy suburb, Bærum certainly has a history and identity of its own. Like the Bærums Jernverk founded in the 1700s, see Lommedalen.

A local football team, Stabæk I.F, plays in the Norwegian premier league (2003).