Åsen

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Åsen herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1716
Adm. Center Åsen
Area[1]
 • Total 140 km2 (50 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Levanger in 1962
Åsen
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Åsen is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Åsen
Åsen
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°36′29″N 11°03′06″E / 63.60806°N 11.05167°E / 63.60806; 11.05167Coordinates: 63°36′29″N 11°03′06″E / 63.60806°N 11.05167°E / 63.60806; 11.05167
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Levanger
Area[2]
 • Total 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 593
 • Density 1,140/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7630 Åsen

Åsen is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The former municipality constitutes the southern part of the present-day municipality of Levanger, bordering Stjørdal to the south.[1]

The village of Åsen is located along the European route E6 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line with the Åsen Station. The village sits between the lakes Hammervatnet and Hoklingen. It is home to the Åsen Church. The 0.52-square-kilometre (130-acre) village has a population (2013) of 593. The population density is 1,140 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,000/sq mi).[2][4]

History[edit]

The municipality of Aasen was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The spelling was later changed to Åsen. On 1 January 1962, Åsen was merged with Frol, Levanger, and Skogn to form a new, larger Levanger municipality. Prior to the merger, Åsen had a population of 1,939.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Åsen. – sogn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  3. ^ "Åsen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  4. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Åsen. – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  5. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.