Hegra (municipality)

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Hegra herad
View of the local Hegra Church
View of the local Hegra Church
Official logo of Hegra herad
Nord-Trøndelag within
Norway
Hegra within Nord-Trøndelag
Hegra within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°27′50″N 11°06′51″E / 63.46389°N 11.11417°E / 63.46389; 11.11417Coordinates: 63°27′50″N 11°06′51″E / 63.46389°N 11.11417°E / 63.46389; 11.11417
CountryNorway
CountyNord-Trøndelag
DistrictStjørdalen
Established1 Jan 1874
Disestablished1 Jan 1962
Administrative centreHegra
Area
 • Total612 km2 (236 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1962)
 • Total2,704
 • Density4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym(s)hegrasbygg [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1712
Official language form[2]
Preceded byØvre Stjørdal in 1874
Succeeded byStjørdal in 1962

Hegra is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 612-square-kilometre (236 sq mi) municipality existed from 1874 until its dissolution in 1962. The municipality was located in the Stjørdalen valley. It encompassed the eastern two-thirds of the what is now the municipality of Stjørdal in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Hegra where the Hegra Church is located.[3]

History[edit]

The municipality of Hegra was established on 1 January 1874 when the old municipality of Øvre Stjørdal was divided into Meråker (population: 1,861) in the east and Hegra (population: 3,409) in the west. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1962, the neighboring municipalities of Hegra (population: 2,704), Lånke (population: 1,967), Skatval (population: 1,944), and Stjørdal (population: 6,204) were all merged to form a new, larger municipality of Stjørdal.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Askheim, Svein, ed. (2018-02-20). "Hegra". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.