Askim has almost 15000 inhabitants.
Askim is located in the exact middle of Østfold, not far from cities and towns like Oslo, Ski, Moss, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Halden. Askim is therefore quite central with both rail and the main highway E18 running through the municipality. We also have 3 hydro power-stations producing an abundance of electricity.

The regional cultural center is Askim Kulturhus, and one of the largest and popular swimming complexes in Norway (Østfoldbadet)! You can also experience mine tours in Romsåsen and Askim’s historical museum.

Askim has some corner-stone companies like Glava (insulation related products) and Gresvig (sports-wear and equipment) The employment rate has been stable. Recent years the unemployment rate has been very low. However, the percentage of workers commuting has been high, with the majority of commuting undertaken towards the Follo- and Oslo-region.