Bjugn

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Bjugn kommune
Municipality
Lysoysund i bjugn.JPG
Coat of arms of Bjugn kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Bjugn kommune
Sør-Trøndelag within
Norway
Bjugn within Sør-Trøndelag
Bjugn within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°48′24″N 9°53′53″E / 63.80667°N 9.89806°E / 63.80667; 9.89806Coordinates: 63°48′24″N 9°53′53″E / 63.80667°N 9.89806°E / 63.80667; 9.89806
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Fosen
Administrative centre Botngård
Government
 • Mayor (1999) Arnfinn Astad (Ap)
Area
 • Total 383.80 km2 (148.19 sq mi)
 • Land 355.83 km2 (137.39 sq mi)
 • Water 27.97 km2 (10.80 sq mi)
Area rank 243 in Norway
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,548
 • Rank 199 in Norway
 • Density 12.8/km2 (33/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -3.2 %
Demonym Bjugning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1627
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.bjugn.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Bjugn is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region. The village of Botngård is the administrative centre of Bjugn municipality. Other villages in Bjugn include Høybakken, Jøssund, Lysøysundet, Nes, Oksvoll, and Vallersund.

General information[edit]

The municipality of Bjugn was established in 1853 when it was separated from the large municipality of Ørland. Initially, Bjugn had 2,903 residents. On 26 March 1870, a royal resolution moved an unpopulated part of Åfjord to Bjugn. On 1 January 1899, the western district of Nes (population: 1,285) and the southern district of Skjørn (population: 2,166) were separated from Bjugn. This left Bjugn with 1,256. On 1 January 1964, Nes, Jøssund, and the northern part of Stjørna were all merged with Bjugn to create a new, larger municipality of Bjugn. The population of Bjugn then increased from 1,240 to 4,940.[2]

Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was (also) Bjugn. The name is derived from bjúgr which means "bent", probably referring to the bent form of the local fjord, the Bjugnfjorden.[3]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 17 February 1989. The arms show a yellow rudder on a blue background, representing the historic importance of fishing in the municipality.[4]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has three parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Bjugn. It is part of the Deanery (prosti) of Fosen and the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Bjugn
Parish
(Sokn)
Church Name Year Built Location
of the Church
Bjugn Bjugn kirke 1956 Bjugn
Heggvik kirke 1858 Høybakken
Jøssund Jøssund kirke 1875 Jøssund
Nes Nes kirke 1878 Nes
Tarva kapell 1972 Tarva

Geography[edit]

Bjugnfjorden with Bjugn church

The municipality of Bjugn is located on the Fosen peninsula on the mainland, plus many islands, including the Tarva islands. The Asenvågøy lighthouse is located in the far north of the municipality. The Bjugnfjorden and Stjørnfjord both are located partially in Bjugn.

Neighboring Bjugn is the municipality of Ørland to the southwest, Rissa to the south and southeast, and Åfjord to the northeast.

There are five nature reserves in Bjugn. Hildremsvatnet Nature Reserve is the largest at 23,441 decares (23.441 km2; 9.051 sq mi) and includes several nature types, among these are 9 localites identified as boreal rainforest (see Scandinavian coastal conifer forests).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 33. 
  4. ^ "Bjugns kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Bjugn kommune. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Hildremsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Direktoratet for naturforvaltning. 

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