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Bjugn (village)

Coordinates: 63°45′53″N 9°48′31″E / 63.7648°N 09.8086°E / 63.7648; 09.8086
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Botngård (historic)
View of the village
View of the village
Bjugn is located in Trøndelag
Location of the village
Bjugn is located in Norway
Bjugn (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°45′53″N 9°48′31″E / 63.7648°N 09.8086°E / 63.7648; 09.8086
RegionCentral Norway
 • Total1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
 • Total1,263
 • Density1,079/km2 (2,790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7160 Bjugn

Bjugn is the administrative centre of the municipality of Ørland in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located at the end of the Bjugnfjorden. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the village of Høybakken, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the village of Nes, and about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south of village of Oksvoll.[3]

The 1.17-square-kilometre (290-acre) village has a population (2018) of 1,263 and a population density of 1,079 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,790/sq mi).[1] There is a videregående school in Botngård. Fosenhallen is one of only four indoor speed skating ovals in Norway. Bjugn Church is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the village, on the southern shore of the Bjugnfjorden.



The settlement changed its name from Botngård to Bjugn at a meeting in March 2019 and this name change went into effect in September 2019. The former name, Botngård, was the name of a farm in the area, while the new name comes from the fjord and the municipality of Bjugn. On 1 January 2020, Bjugn municipality was to be merged with Ørland municipality and it was a local wish that the old municipal name should live on after the municipal merger, so the name was changed. After the merger this village became the administrative centre of the newly enlarged municipality.[3]



  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Botngård, Bjugn (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  3. ^ a b Olsen Haugen, Morten, ed. (2022-12-27). "Bjugn - tettsted". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2023-03-12.