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Høylandet kommune
View of Høylandet village
View of Høylandet village
Coat of arms of Høylandet kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Høylandet kommune
Nord-Trøndelag within
Høylandet within Nord-Trøndelag
Høylandet within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°43′27″N 12°20′2″E / 64.72417°N 12.33389°E / 64.72417; 12.33389Coordinates: 64°43′27″N 12°20′2″E / 64.72417°N 12.33389°E / 64.72417; 12.33389
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Administrative centre Høylandet
 • Mayor (1993) Lars Otto Okstad (Sp)
 • Total 754.39 km2 (291.27 sq mi)
 • Land 702.44 km2 (271.21 sq mi)
 • Water 51.95 km2 (20.06 sq mi)
Area rank 144 in Norway
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,270
 • Rank 389 in Norway
 • Density 1.8/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -4.6 %
Demonym(s) Hålling[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1743
Official language form Neutral
Website www.hoylandet.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Høylandet is a village and a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Høylandet. Other villages include Kongsmoen and Vassbotna.

The village lies along the river Søråa in the southern part of Høylandet, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Vassbotna and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of European route E6. The 0.42-square-kilometre (100-acre) village has a population (2013) of 320. The population density is 762 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,970/sq mi).[2]

General information[edit]

The municipality of Høylandet was established on 1 January 1901 when it was separated from the large municipality of Grong. Initially, the population of Høylandet was 1,046. On 1 January 1964, the Kongsmoen area (population: 221) of eastern Foldereid was merged into Høylandet. On that same date the Galguften and Hauknes areas (population: 15) were transferred to neighboring Overhalla.[3]


The Old Norse form of the name was Høylandir. The first element is høy which means "hay" and the last element is the plural form of land which means "land" or "region". The name was historically spelled Hølandet.[4]


The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 1990. The arms show a silver whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) on a green background.[5]


The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Høylandet. It is part of the Namdal deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Høylandet
Name Location Year built
Høylandet Drageid Church Vassbotna 1976
Høylandet Church Høylandet 1860
Kongsmo Chapel Kongsmoen 1937


There are several large lakes in Høylandet including Almåsgrønningen, Eidsvatnet, Grungstadvatnet, Øyvatnet, and Storgrønningen. The innermost part of the Foldafjord is located in northern Høylandet. Norwegian County Road 17 runs through the municipality from south to north through the central valley.


All municipalities in Norway, including Høylandet, 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.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Høylandet is made up of 19 representatives that are elected to every four years. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows:[6]

Høylandet Kommunestyre 2015–2019
Party Name Name in Norwegian Number of
  Labour Party Arbeiderpartiet 5
  Centre Party Senterpartiet 12
  Liberal Party Venstre 1
  Local Lists Lokale lister 1
Total number of members: 19


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 267. 
  5. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Høylandet – kommune i Nord-Trøndelag" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  6. ^ "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. 

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