View of Høylandet village
Høylandet within Nord-Trøndelag
|• 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|
|• Rank||389 in Norway|
|• Density||1.8/km2 (5/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||-4.6 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1743|
|Official language form||Neutral|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
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- Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 267.
- Store norske leksikon. "Høylandet – kommune i Nord-Trøndelag" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-21.
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