Sparbu

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Sparbu herred
Former municipality
Municipality ID NO-1731
Adm. Center Sparbu
Area[1]
 • Total 259 km2 (100 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Steinkjer in 1964
Sparbu
Village
View of the railway station in the village
View of the railway station in the village
Sparbu is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Sparbu
Sparbu
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°55′08″N 11°25′58″E / 63.91889°N 11.43278°E / 63.91889; 11.43278Coordinates: 63°55′08″N 11°25′58″E / 63.91889°N 11.43278°E / 63.91889; 11.43278
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Steinkjer
Area[2]
 • Total 0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 584
 • Density 1,081/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7710 Sparbu

Sparbu is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Steinkjer. The 0.54-square-kilometre (130-acre) village has a population (2011) of 584. The population density of Sparbu is 1,081 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,800 /sq mi).[2][1]

Sparbu sits along the European route E6 highway, and it is also the location of Sparbu Station on the Nordlandsbanen railway line. The village of Mære lies about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the north, the village of Røra lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the south, and the lake Leksdalsvatnet lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the east.

History[edit]

The parish of Sparbu was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The eastern district of Skei (population: 1,441) was separated from Sparbu on 1 January 1885 to form a municipality of its own. This left Sparbu with 2,842 residents. On 1 January 1964, a major municipal merger took place: the municipalities of Sparbu, Ogndal, Beitstad, Egge, Kvam, and Stod were all merged with the town of Steinkjer to form the new municipality of Steinkjer. Prior to the merger, Sparbu had 4,027 inhabitants.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

   Sigrd Ekran, 11th place winner of the 2012 Iditarod

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Sparbu. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2011). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  3. ^ "Sparbu" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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