Geitastrand

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Geitastrand herred
Official logo of Geitastrand herred
Sør-Trøndelag within
Norway
Geitastrand within Sør-Trøndelag
Geitastrand within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°21′54″N 09°55′31″E / 63.36500°N 9.92528°E / 63.36500; 9.92528Coordinates: 63°21′54″N 09°55′31″E / 63.36500°N 9.92528°E / 63.36500; 9.92528
CountryNorway
CountySør-Trøndelag
DistrictOrkdalen
Established1 Jan 1905
Disestablished1 Jan 1963
Administrative centreGeitastrand
Area
 • Total119 km2 (46 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1963)
 • Total559
 • Density4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym(s)geitastranding [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1659
Preceded byBørsa in 1905
Succeeded byOrkdal in 1963

Geitastrand is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county in Norway. The municipality existed from 1905 until 1963 in what is now part of the municipality of Orkland in Trøndelag county. It encompassed the coastal area along the Trondheimsfjord between the town of Orkanger in the south to the Ingdalen valley in the north. The district was thinly populated, and has no significant urban areas. The administrative centre of the municipality was at Geitastrand village where the Geitastrand Church is located. The Byneset area of the city of Trondheim is located across the fjord to the east from Geitastrand.[2]

History[edit]

The municipality of Geitastrand was established on 1 January 1905 when it was separated from the municipality of Børsa. Initially, Geitastrand had a population of 674. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1963, Geitastrand was merged with the municipalities of Orkanger, Orkdal, and Orkland to form a new, larger municipality of Orkdal. Before the merger, Geitastrand had 559 inhabitants.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Geitastrand" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.