Map of the old municipal boundaries in Hitra
|• Total||160 km2 (60 sq mi)|
|Created from||Fillan in 1914|
|Merged into||Hitra in 1964|
|Elevation ||3 m (10 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7246 Sandstad|
Sandstad is a village and former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Hitra. The village of Sandstad lies on along the Trondheimsleia on the southeastern coast of the island of Hitra, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Hestvika. The north entrance to the Hitra Tunnel lies just south of the village of Sandstad. The Terningen lighthouse lies in the Trondheimsleia, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of the village.
The former municipality of Sandstad included all of the southern and southeastern parts of the island of Hitra, plus the several islands in the Trondheimsleia off the shores of Hitra. The municipality had one church, Sandstad church, located in the village of Sandstad. The church is currently home to the Sandstad parish in present-day Hitra.
The municipality of Sandstad was established on 1 July 1914 when it was separated from Fillan to form a municipality of its own. The initial population was 947. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Sandstad, Fillan, Kvenvær, and Hitra were merged to form a new, larger municipality of Hitra. Prior to the merger, the population of Sandstad was 1,028.
The mayors of the municipality of Sandstad were:
- Kasper Utsetø: 1915-1920
- Ole Larsen Aalmo: 1921-1928
- Nils Strøm: 1929-1934
- John Aalmo: 1935-1945
- Alf Nesset: 1946-1947
- John Aalmo: 1948-1955
- Olaf Sivertsen: 1956-1963
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