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Høylandet kommune
View of Høylandet village
View of Høylandet village
Official logo of Høylandet kommune
Trøndelag within
Høylandet within Trøndelag
Høylandet within Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°43′27″N 12°20′02″E / 64.72417°N 12.33389°E / 64.72417; 12.33389Coordinates: 64°43′27″N 12°20′02″E / 64.72417°N 12.33389°E / 64.72417; 12.33389
Established1 Jan 1901
Administrative centreHøylandet
 • Mayor (2011)Hege Nordheim-Viken (Sp)
 • Total754.68 km2 (291.38 sq mi)
 • Land702.64 km2 (271.29 sq mi)
 • Water52.04 km2 (20.09 sq mi)  6.9%
Area rank146 in Norway
 • Total1,268
 • Rank370 in Norway
 • Density1.8/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Demonym(s)hålling [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5046
Official language formNeutral [2]

Høylandet is a municipality in 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 755-square-kilometre (292 sq mi) municipality is the 146th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Høylandet is the 370th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,268. The municipality's population density is 1.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.7/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 0.4% over the last decade.[3][4]

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. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the Kongsmoen area (population: 221) of eastern Foldereid municipality was merged into Høylandet. On that same date the Galguften and Hauknes areas (population: 15) were transferred from Høylandet to neighboring Overhalla municipality.[5] On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Nord-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county.


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.[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 2 January 1990. The arms show a black and white whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) on a green background. This was chosen because of the large number of these swans that migrate through the area each year.[7][8]


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

Churches in Høylandet
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church 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.[9] The municipality falls under the Namdal District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Høylandet is made up of 19 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Høylandet Kommunestyre 2020–2024 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)9
Total number of members:15
Høylandet Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [11]  
Party 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
Høylandet Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)10
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local Lists (Lokale lister)1
 Electoral list for Øvre-Høylandet and Kongsmoen
(Valgliste for Øvre-Høylandet og Kongsmoen)
Total number of members:19


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  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2018). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  4. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå. "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  5. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  6. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 267.
  7. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Høylandet – kommune i Nord-Trøndelag" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  8. ^ "Civic heraldry of Norway - Norske Kommunevåpen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  9. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (2016-05-12). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  10. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2019 - Trøndelag". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  11. ^ "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  12. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2011 - Nord-Trøndelag". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-19.

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