Skogn

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Skogn herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1719
Adm. Center Skogn
Area[1]
 • Total 340 km2 (130 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Levanger in 1962
Skogn
Settlement
View of the village from Alstadhaug
View of the village from Alstadhaug
Skogn is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Skogn
Skogn
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°42′03″N 11°11′12″E / 63.70083°N 11.18667°E / 63.70083; 11.18667Coordinates: 63°42′03″N 11°11′12″E / 63.70083°N 11.18667°E / 63.70083; 11.18667
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Levanger
Area[2]
 • Total 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation [3] 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 1,959
 • Density 1,765/km2 (4,570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7620 Skogn

Skogn is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Levanger. It is home to the Fiborgtangen industrial area.[1]

The village of Skogn is located about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) southwest of the town of Levanger. It lies along the shore of the Trondheimsfjord and along the European route E6 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line with Skogn Station. The 1.11-square-kilometre (270-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,959. The population density of Skogn is 1,765 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,570 /sq mi).[2]

History[edit]

Skogn was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 28 November 1874, two uninhabited parts of Skogn were moved to the neighboring municipality Frol by royal resolution. On 1 January 1962, Skogn was merged with the municipalities of Frol, Åsen, and Levanger into a new, larger Levanger municipality. Prior to the merger, Skogn had a population of 4,756.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Skogn – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  3. ^ "Skogn" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.