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Beitstad herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1727
Adm. Center Beitstad
 • Total 201 km2 (78 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Steinkjer in 1964
View of the church in Beitstad
View of the church in Beitstad
Beitstad is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Beitstad is located in Norway
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°05′07″N 11°21′41″E / 64.08528°N 11.36139°E / 64.08528; 11.36139Coordinates: 64°05′07″N 11°21′41″E / 64.08528°N 11.36139°E / 64.08528; 11.36139
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Steinkjer
Elevation[2] 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.[1][3]


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.[4][5]

Notable residents[edit]

Three citizens from Beitstad were among the founding fathers of the Norwegian Constitution:[6][7]

Other notable residents


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Beitstad. – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Beitstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Om Beitstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Steinkjerdistriktet - Beitstad kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  5. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  6. ^ "Hans Christian Ulrik Midelfart". Eidsvollbygningen. 
  7. ^ List of Members of the Legislative Assembly. Norwegian Wikipedia

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