Stjørna

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Stjørna herad
Former Municipality
Stjørna is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Stjørna
Stjørna
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°44′50″N 10°06′25″E / 63.74722°N 10.10694°E / 63.74722; 10.10694Coordinates: 63°44′50″N 10°06′25″E / 63.74722°N 10.10694°E / 63.74722; 10.10694
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
Municipality ID NO-1626
Adm. Center Husbysjøen
Area[1]
 • Total 322 km2 (124 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Bjugn in 1899
Merged into Bjugn and Rissa in 1964

Stjørna is a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It encompassed the land around the Stjørnfjord. The administrative centre of Stjørna was the village of Husbysjøen, which today is located in Rissa. The municipality of Stjørna also included the villages of Høybakken, Råkvåg, and Fevåg.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Skjørn was established on 1 January 1899 when the old municipality of Bjugn was split into three: Bjugn, Skjørn, and Nes. Initially, Skjørn had a population of 2,166. In 1918, the spelling of the name was changed from Skjørn to Stjørna. On 1 January 1964, the northern part of the municipality (Nord-Stjørna) (population: 676) was merged back into Bjugn while the southern part (Sør-Stjørna) (population: 1,868) became a part of Rissa to the south.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Stjørna" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.