Heim (former municipality)

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Heim herred
View of the mountain Heimsfjellet
View of the mountain Heimsfjellet
Official logo of Heim herred
Sør-Trøndelag within
Heim within Sør-Trøndelag
Heim within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°25′26″N 9°05′36″E / 63.4238°N 09.0932°E / 63.4238; 09.0932Coordinates: 63°25′26″N 9°05′36″E / 63.4238°N 09.0932°E / 63.4238; 09.0932
Established1 Jan 1911
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreHeim
 • Total271 km2 (105 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
 • Total1,435
 • Density5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Demonym(s)heimsbygg [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1614
Preceded byHemne in 1911
Succeeded byHemne and Snillfjord in 1964

Heim is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county in Norway. The 271-square-kilometre (105 sq mi) municipality existed from 1911 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality encompassed the northern part of what is now Heim and Orkland municipalities and the southeastern part of Hitra municipality in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Heim where Heim Church is located.[2]


Originally (since 1838) the municipality was a part of the municipality of Hemne (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1911, the large municipality of Hemne was divided into two: Hemne (population: 3,425) in the south and Heim (population: 1,533) in the north. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, Heim ceased to exist as a municipality. The district of Vestre Heim (Western Heim, the area west of the Hemnefjord) with its 711 inhabitants was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Hemne and Vinje to form a new, larger Hemne municipality. At the same time, the district of Austre Heim (Eastern Heim, the area east of the Hemnfjorden) with its 724 residents was merged with the neighboring municipality of Snillfjord and part of the municipality of Agdenes to become a new, larger municipality of Snillfjord.[3]


The parish of Heim was established in 1884. It is named after the old Heim farm (Old Norse: Heimr), since the Heim Church is built on its ground. The name is identical with the word heimr which means "home", "homestead", or "farm".[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2009-02-14). "Heim". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 85.