Ytterøy

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Ytterøy herred
Former Municipality
Ytterøy herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Ytterøy herred
Ytterøy herred
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°46′55″N 11°03′15″E / 63.78194°N 11.05417°E / 63.78194; 11.05417Coordinates: 63°46′55″N 11°03′15″E / 63.78194°N 11.05417°E / 63.78194; 11.05417
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality ID NO-1722
Adm. Center Ytterøy
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Levanger in 1964

Ytterøy is a former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It originally encompassed the island of Ytterøya and parts of the mainland to the northwest of the island on the west side of the Trondheimsfjord. The island is located in the present-day municipality of Levanger which is located on the east side of the fjord. The main church for the municipality was Ytterøy Church.

History[edit]

Ytterøy Church

Ytterøy was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1867, the mainland part of the municipality was separated from Ytterøy to form the new municipality of Mosvik og Verran. This left the municipality of Ytterøy with 1,499 residents on the island of Ytterøya.

On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Ytterøy was merged with the neighboring municipality of Levanger. Prior to the merger, Ytterøy had 772 residents.[1]

Name[edit]

The Old Norse forms of the name were Ýtriøy and Øyin ýtri. The meaning of the name is "the outer island" (it is related to Inderøy).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 154.