Trøgstad

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Trøgstad kommune
Municipality
Trogstad kommune Mørk.jpg
Coat of arms of Trøgstad kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Trøgstad kommune
Østfold within
Norway
Trøgstad within Østfold
Trøgstad within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°39′5″N 11°20′23″E / 59.65139°N 11.33972°E / 59.65139; 11.33972Coordinates: 59°39′5″N 11°20′23″E / 59.65139°N 11.33972°E / 59.65139; 11.33972
Country Norway
County Østfold
Administrative centre Skjønhaug
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Tor Melvold (Ap)
Area
 • Total 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
 • Land 188 km2 (73 sq mi)
Area rank 328 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,953
 • Rank 193 in Norway
 • Density 284.646/km2 (737.23/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 3.5 %
Demonym Trøgsting[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0122
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.trogstad.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Trøgstad is a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Skjønhaug. The municipality is divided into the parishes of Skjønhaug, Havnås and Båstad. The parish of Trygstad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

The scene of the crime for the World War II-era Feldmann case is at Skrikerudtjernet in Trøgstad.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Trøgstad farm (Old Norse: Þrygsstaðir and/or Þrjúgsstaðir), since the first church was built here. The meaning of the first element is not known (maybe a male nickname) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Trygstad".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 24 August 1979. The arms show an anvil and was chosen because Trøgstad historically was well known for the quality of its blacksmiths what made iron tools and objects. The green background of the shield symbolizes the fields and forests in the municipality. The arms were designed by Truls Nygaard.[2][3]

(See also coat-of-arms of Hol)

Sister cities[edit]

Trøgstad has the following sister cities:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Trøgstads kommunevåpen". Trøgstads kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  (Norwegian)
  4. ^ "Vennskapskommuner". Trøgstad kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  (Norwegian)

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Østfold.