Skaun within Sør-Trøndelag
|• Mayor (2003)||Jon P. Husby (Sp)|
|• Total||224.17 km2 (86.55 sq mi)|
|• Land||213.05 km2 (82.26 sq mi)|
|• Water||11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)|
|Area rank||318 in Norway|
|• Rank||166 in Norway|
|• Density||31.1/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||13.4 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1657|
|Official language form||Neutral|
Skaun is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Orkdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Børsa. Other villages include Buvik, Eggkleiva, Melby, Skaun, and Viggja.
Skaun is predominantly rural, but is nonetheless situated only 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Norway's third largest city, Trondheim. Most inhabitants, except agricultural and public sector workers, work outside of Skaun in Trondheim, Orkanger, or Melhus. The European route E39 runs east to west across the northern part of the municipality and Norwegian County Road 709 runs north and south through the municipality.
The municipality of Børseskognen was established on 1 January 1890 when it was separated from the municipality of Børsa. The initial population was 1,410. In 1930 the name was changed to Skaun. On 1 January 1965, Skaun, Børsa, and Buvik were merged to form a new, larger municipality of Skaun.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were adopted on 9 January 1987. The silver and blue colored arms are based on the four large, old standing stones found in the municipality. The four stones are most likely associated with a large grave site dating back to around 500-1000 AD.
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The municipality of Skaun lies on the south side of the Gaulosen, an arm of the Trondheimsfjord. The river Mora flows north into the lake Laugen and the river Børselva flows north out of the lake Laugen up to the fjord. The lake Malmsjøen is located in the southeastern part of the municipality.
- Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, goalkeeper on the Norway national handball team
- Einar Tambarskjelve, the Viking, and his estate. The legend says he used the four monumental standing stones in Børsa to moor his boats. (These stones are the theme for the coat-of-arms.)
- Jostein Wilmann, biker. The best placed Norwegian in the Tour de France time competition
- Kristin Lavransdatter, who was the key character in a trilogy written by the Nobel Prize winner in literature, Sigrid Undset. There is a celebration of this every year the second week-end in August. It takes place at Husaby, where Sigrid Undset lived while writing the second book, Husfrue ("Houselady"). The books also have large parts of their storyline from Husaby.
- "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
- Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 291.
- Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 28 October 2008.
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- Sør-Trøndelag travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Skaun Tourist Information
- Celebration "Kristin på Husaby" (Norwegian)