Bangsund

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Bangsund
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Bangsund is located in Trøndelag
Bangsund
Bangsund
Location of the village
Bangsund is located in Norway
Bangsund
Bangsund
Bangsund (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°23′32″N 11°23′49″E / 64.3923°N 11.3969°E / 64.3923; 11.3969Coordinates: 64°23′32″N 11°23′49″E / 64.3923°N 11.3969°E / 64.3923; 11.3969
Country Norway
Region Central Norway
County Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Municipality Namsos
Area[1]
 • Total 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 922
 • Density 1,397/km2 (3,620/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 7822 Bangsund

Bangsund is a village in the municipality of Namsos in Trøndelag county, Norway. It lies along the Løgnin arm of the Namsenfjorden, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the town of Namsos. The villages of Klinga and Sævik lie to the northeast along the Norwegian County Road 17.[3]

The 0.66-square-kilometre (160-acre) village has a population (2017) of 922 which gives the village a population density of 1,397 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,620/sq mi).[1]

History

View of Bangsund c. 1957

Norsemen referred to it as "Icebound", even though there isn’t much ice. Bangsund was originally an extremely old settlement. In 1886, a worker found a tombstone that dated back to about 500-600 AD.

The original farm was divided into two when its owner, Mickel Bangsund, gave one half to each of his two sons. After the sons had kids and died off, the little farm started growing into a small town. In 1801, the population was 30 people.

The village of Bangsund was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Klinga which existed from 1891 until the dissolution of the municipality in 1964.[3]

One of Bangsund’s resources was the "Bangdalsbruget" sawmill. The mill burned to the ground in 1907 and was rebuilt in 1910. The sawmill was then used until 1980 and is said to have been one of the biggest sawmills in Northern Norway.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Bangsund, Namsos (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b c Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-04-19). "Bangsund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-21.