Fillan, Norway

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Fillan herad
Former Municipality
Map of the old municipal boundaries in Hitra
Map of the old municipal boundaries in Hitra
Municipality ID NO-1616
Adm. Center Fillan
Created from Hitra in 1886
Merged into Hitra in 1964
Fillan is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°36′22″N 08°58′10″E / 63.60611°N 8.96944°E / 63.60611; 8.96944Coordinates: 63°36′22″N 08°58′10″E / 63.60611°N 8.96944°E / 63.60611; 8.96944
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Fosen
Municipality Hitra
 • Total 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 744
 • Density 886/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7240 Hitra

Fillan is a village and former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is also the municipal center of the present-day municipality of Hitra. It is located on the northeastern shore of Hitra island, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Ansnes. The 0.84-square-kilometre (210-acre) village has a population (2013) of 744.[2]

The former municipality included the northeastern part of the island of Hitra surrounding the Fillfjorden, plus about 100 islands, islets, and skerries—the largest of which is Fjellværsøya. For the first part of its existence, Fillan also included the Sandstad area along the southern part of Hitra. Villages in the municipality included Ansnes, Fillan, Nordbotn, and Ulvan.

The former municipality had a church and a chapel in it, both of which now form a parish in present-day Hitra. The Fillan church is located in the village of Fillan and the Nordbotn chapel is located on the island of Fjellværsøya.


The municipality of Fillan was established on 1 January 1886 when it was separated from Hitra to form a municipality of its own. The initial population of the new municipality was 2,241. On 1 July 1914, the southern district of Sandstad was separated from Fillan to form its own municipality, leaving 1,543 residents in Fillan. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Fillan, Sandstad, Kvenvær, and Hitra were merged back together to re-form the old pre-1886 Hitra municipality.[4]


  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference snl was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  3. ^ "Fillan" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.