|• Total||201 km2 (78 sq mi)|
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Merged into||Steinkjer in 1964|
View of the church in Beitstad
|Elevation||54 m (177 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7730 Beitstad|
Beitstad is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The village of Beitstad is located at the end of the Beitstadfjorden at the inner end of the Trondheimsfjord, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Vellamelen. It is a typical farming village that stretches from the bay and into the hinterland to the east. Animal husbandry, crop production, and forestry have traditionally been the prime industries. Beitstad is situated along Norwegian County Road 17 (Fylkesvei 17) which has twisted through the village since 1867. Beitstad Church is located in this village.
The parish of Beitstad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The neighboring municipality of Namdalseid to the north was merged with Beitstad in 1846. Then on 1 January 1904, the northern district of Namdalseid (population: 1,368) was separated from Beitstad to create a municipality of its own (once again). The split left Beitstad with 2,946 inhabitants. On 1 July 1913 another split took place. The western district of Malm (population: 993) was established as a separate municipality, leaving Beitstad with a population of 1,934. On 1 January 1964, a major municipal merger took place. The municipalities of Beitstad Egge, Kvam, Ogndal, Sparbu, Steinkjer, and Stod all merged to form a new, larger municipality of Steinkjer. Prior to the merger, Beitstad had a population of 2,563.
- Other notable residents
- Stål Aanderaa, mathematician
- Erik Bartnes, politician for the Norwegian Centre Party
- Inge Einarsen Bartnes (1911–1988), politician for the Norwegian Centre Party
- Olav Benum (1897–1990), politician for the Norwegian Liberal Party
- Hans Konrad Foosnæs (1846–1917), politician for the Norwegian Liberal Party
- Halvor Bachke Guldahl (1859–1931), jurist, businessman, and County Governor of Nord-Trøndelag
- Oluf A. Saugestad, politician of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Astrid Skare (1891–1963), politician for the Norwegian Labour Party
- Kristofer Uppdal (1878–1961), poet and author
- Gunnar Vada, politician for the Norwegian Conservative Party
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