Hølonda

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Hølonda herad
Former Municipality
Hølonda herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Hølonda herad
Hølonda herad
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°06′49″N 10°01′23″E / 63.11361°N 10.02306°E / 63.11361; 10.02306Coordinates: 63°06′49″N 10°01′23″E / 63.11361°N 10.02306°E / 63.11361; 10.02306
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Municipality ID NO-1651
Area[1]
 • Total 167 km2 (64 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Melhus in 1865
Merged into Melhus in 1964

Hølonda is a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Hølonda encompasses the southwestern part of the present-day municipality of Melhus, west of the Gaula River.[1] The main church for the area is Hølonda Church.

History[edit]

The municipality of Høilandet (later changed to Hølonda) was established in 1865 when it was separated from the old municipality of Melhus. The new municipality had an initial population of 1,818. On 1 January 1964, Hølonda was merged with Horg, Flå, Melhus, and part of Buvik to form a new, larger municipality of Melhus. Prior to the merger Hølonda had a population of 1,428.[2]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) was named Hølonda (Old Norse: Høylandir). The first element is høy which means "high" and the last element is the plural form of land which means "land" or "district". Prior to 1889, the name was written Høilandet, then from 1889 until 1931 it was written Hølandet, and then since 1932 it has been spelled Hølonda.[3]

See also: Names of Høland and Høylandet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Hølonda – tidl. kommune i Sør-Trøndelag" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  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. 267.