Vemundvik

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Vemundvik
Former Municipality
Vemundvik is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Vemundvik
Vemundvik
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°31′03″N 11°32′31″E / 64.51750°N 11.54194°E / 64.51750; 11.54194Coordinates: 64°31′03″N 11°32′31″E / 64.51750°N 11.54194°E / 64.51750; 11.54194
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Municipality ID NO-1745
Adm. Center Vemundvik
Area[1]
 • Total 247 km2 (95 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created 1838
Merged into Namsos in 1964

Vemundvik is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It roughly corresponds to the mainland parts of the present-day municipality of Namsos that lie north of the river Namsen.

History[edit]

The municipality of Vemundvik was established in 1838 as Namsos landdistrikt/Namsos herred. In 1846 its size decreased as Namsos was separated from it and established as an urban municipality. It had 1,499 inhabitants before the split, and 908 after. On 1 January 1891 another municipality was separated from it; Klinga. Namsos herred (Vemundvik) had 2,475 residents before the split, and 1,088 after.[2]

Areas of Vemundvik lying adjacent to the town of Namsos were later incorporated within the city limits on numerous occasions. On 1 January 1882, an area with 109 inhabitants was moved to the city; on 1 July 1921 an area with 927 inhabitants; and on 1 July 1957, another area with a population of 6. On 1 January 1964, Vemundvik municipality ceased to exist as it was wholly incorporated into Namsos together with Klinga as well as smaller parts of Otterøy and Fosnes. Prior to the merger, Vemundvik had 2,040 residents.[2]

The main[citation needed] church for the municipality was Vemundvik Church.

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