|• Total||140 km2 (50 sq mi)|
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Merged into||Levanger in 1962|
View of the village
|• Total||0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|• Density||1,140/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7630 Åsen|
Åsen is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The former municipality constitutes the southern part of the present-day municipality of Levanger, bordering Stjørdal to the south.
The village of Åsen is located along the European route E6 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line with the Åsen Station. The village sits between the lakes Hammervatnet and Hoklingen. It is home to the Åsen Church. The 0.52-square-kilometre (130-acre) village has a population (2013) of 593. The population density is 1,140 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,000/sq mi).
The municipality of Aasen was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The spelling was later changed to Åsen. On 1 January 1962, Åsen was merged with Frol, Levanger, and Skogn to form a new, larger Levanger municipality. Prior to the merger, Åsen had a population of 1,939.
- Store norske leksikon. "Åsen. – sogn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-05-27.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
- "Åsen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
- Store norske leksikon. "Åsen. – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-05-27.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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