Verran

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Verran kommune
Municipality
View from Malm at sunset
View from Malm at sunset
Coat of arms of Verran kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Verran kommune
Nord-Trøndelag within
Norway
Verran within Nord-Trøndelag
Verran within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°1′27″N 10°58′44″E / 64.02417°N 10.97889°E / 64.02417; 10.97889Coordinates: 64°1′27″N 10°58′44″E / 64.02417°N 10.97889°E / 64.02417; 10.97889
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherad
Administrative centre Malm
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Frank Christiansen (Ap)
Area
 • Total 601.56 km2 (232.26 sq mi)
 • Land 558.06 km2 (215.47 sq mi)
 • Water 43.50 km2 (16.80 sq mi)
Area rank 182 in Norway
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,609
 • Rank 291 in Norway
 • Density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -3.8 %
Demonym Verrabygg[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1724
Official language form Neutral
Website www.verran.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Verran is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Innherred region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Malm. Other villages in Verran include Follafoss, Sela, Verrabotn, and Verrastranda.

General information[edit]

The municipality of Verran was established on 1 January 1901 when the old municipality of Mosvik og Verran was divided into Mosvik and Verran municipalities. The initial population of Verran was 1,456. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Malm (population: 2,975) to the north was merged with Verran (population: 1,803) to form the present municipality of Verran. After the merger, there were 4,778 residents in Verran. On 1 January 1968, the Framverran area on the south side of the Verrasundet fjord (population: 395) was transferred from Verran to Mosvik.[2]

Name[edit]

The municipality is named after the Verrasundet fjord (Old Norse: Veri), which is an arm of the great Trondheimsfjord. The meaning of the old name is probably "the quiet one" or "the fjord with still water".[3]

See also: Verdal

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 11 September 1987. The arms show a blue background with a silver verranjekt, a type of boat that is common in the area.[4]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has two parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Verran. It is part of the Nord-Innherad deanery and the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Verran
Parish
(Sokn)
Church Name Location
of the Church
Year Built
Malm Malm Church Malm 1885
Sela Church Sela 1997
Verran Fines Church Verrabotn 1913
Follafoss Church Follafoss 1954

Geography[edit]

Verran borders the municipalities of Åfjord to the west, Rissa to the southwest, Leksvik to the south, Mosvik and Inderøy to the southeast, Steinkjer to the east, and Namdalseid to the north. Verran encompasses the western coastline of the Beitstadfjord, an arm of the Trondheimsfjord. There are three large lakes in Verran: Ormsetvatnet, Selavatnet, and Holden. The river Follaelva runs through the municipality, emptying into the Trondheimsfjord at Follafoss.

Economy[edit]

Forestry is an important industry in Verran. There is also a paper mill in Follafoss that is a large factory. The paper mill is owned by Södra Cell Folla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 168. 
  4. ^ "Nord-Trøndelag fylke" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

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