Bjugn within Sør-Trøndelag
|• Mayor (1999)||Arnfinn Astad (Ap)|
|• Total||383.80 km2 (148.19 sq mi)|
|• Land||355.83 km2 (137.39 sq mi)|
|• Water||27.97 km2 (10.80 sq mi)|
|Area rank||243 in Norway|
|• Rank||199 in Norway|
|• Density||12.8/km2 (33/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||-3.2 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1627|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Bjugn is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region. The village of Botngård is the administrative centre of Bjugn municipality. Other villages in Bjugn include Høybakken, Jøssund, Lysøysundet, Nes, Oksvoll, and Vallersund.
The municipality of Bjugn was established in 1853 when it was separated from the large municipality of Ørland. Initially, Bjugn had 2,903 residents. On 26 March 1870, a royal resolution moved an unpopulated part of Åfjord to Bjugn. On 1 January 1899, the western district of Nes (population: 1,285) and the southern district of Skjørn (population: 2,166) were separated from Bjugn. This left Bjugn with 1,256. On 1 January 1964, Nes, Jøssund, and the northern part of Stjørna were all merged with Bjugn to create a new, larger municipality of Bjugn. The population of Bjugn then increased from 1,240 to 4,940. Bjugn was on the Robek-list in 2015.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 17 February 1989. The arms show a yellow rudder on a blue background, representing the historic importance of fishing in the municipality.
|Church Name||Year Built||Location
of the Church
The municipality of Bjugn is located on the Fosen peninsula on the mainland, plus many islands, including the Tarva islands. The Asenvågøy lighthouse is located in the far north of the municipality. The Bjugnfjorden and Stjørnfjord both are located partially in Bjugn.
There are five nature reserves in Bjugn. Hildremsvatnet Nature Reserve is the largest at 23,441 decares (23.441 km2; 9.051 sq mi) and includes several nature types, among these are 9 localities identified as boreal rainforest (see Scandinavian coastal conifer forests).
All municipalities in Norway, including Bjugn, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.
|Party Name||Name in Norwegian||Number of
|Socialist Left Party||Sosialistisk Venstreparti||1|
|Local Lists||Lokale lister||1|
|Total number of members:||21|
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