From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hemne kommune
View of Kyrksæterøra
View of Kyrksæterøra
Official logo of Hemne kommune
Trøndelag within
Hemne within Trøndelag
Hemne within Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°16′16″N 09°03′21″E / 63.27111°N 9.05583°E / 63.27111; 9.05583Coordinates: 63°16′16″N 09°03′21″E / 63.27111°N 9.05583°E / 63.27111; 9.05583
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 2020
Administrative centreKyrksæterøra
 • Mayor (2015-2019)Odd Jarle Svanem (Sp)
 • Total669.90 km2 (258.65 sq mi)
 • Land635.13 km2 (245.23 sq mi)
 • Water34.77 km2 (13.42 sq mi)  5.2%
Area rank169 in Norway
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
 • Total4,225
 • Rank225 in Norway
 • Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Demonym(s)hemnværing [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5011
Official language formNeutral [2]
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byHeim in 2020

Hemne is a former municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 2020 when it was incorporated into Heim Municipality. It was part of the Fosen region. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Kyrksæterøra. Other villages included Heim, Hellandsjøen, Holla, and Vinjeøra. The European route E39 highway runs through the southern part of Hemne.[3]

At the time of its dissolution in 2020, the 670-square-kilometre (260 sq mi) municipality is the 169th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Hemne is the 225th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 4,225. The municipality's population density is 6.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (17/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 0.2% over the last decade.[4][5]

General information[edit]

Hemne was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1911, the northern district of Heim (population: 1,533) was separated from Hemne to form a municipality of its own. This left Hemne with 3,425 residents. On 1 July 1924, Hemne was further divided with the eastern district of Snillfjord (population: 776) and the southern district of Vinje (population: 716) were separated from Hemne to form separate municipalities. After the division, Hemne had 2,030 residents remaining.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipalities of Vinje (population: 576) and the parts of Heim west of the Hemnfjorden (population: 711), were merged into Hemne.[6] On 1 January 2008, the Fossdalen farm (population: 4) was transferred from the neighboring municipality of Rindal (in Møre og Romsdal county) to Hemne (in Sør-Trøndelag county).[7]

On 1 January 2018, the municipality of Hemne switched from the old Sør-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county.

On 1 January 2020, the municipality of Hemne merged with the Ytre Snillfjord area in the neighboring municipality of Snillfjord and the neighboring municipality of Halsa to form the new municipality of Heim (resurrecting an old name for the area).[8]


The name (Old Norse: Hefn) originally belonged to the Hemnfjorden. The name is derived from the word hǫfn which means "port" or "haven" (referring to the good port of Hemnskjel). Before 1918, the name was written Hevne.[9]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 14 June 1991. The arms show five yellow hazelnuts on a red background. They symbolize the relatively large hazel forests near the village, which was of economic importance for the village in previous times.[10]


The Church of Norway had three parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Hemne. It is part of the Orkdal prosti (Deanery) within the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Hemne
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Heim Heim Church Heim 1883
Hemne Hemne Church Kyrksæterøra 1817
Vinje Vinje Church Vinjeøra 1820


All municipalities in Norway, including Hemne, 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.[11] The municipality falls under the Sør-Trøndelag District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Hemne is made up of 23 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Hemne Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Hemne List (Hemnelista)2
Total number of members:23
Hemne Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Hemne List (Hemnelista)2
Total number of members:23


View of the Vinjefjorden

Hemne was bordered on the east by the municipalities of Snillfjord and Orkdal, on the south by Rindal (in Trøndelag county) and Surnadal (in Møre og Romsdal county), and in the west by Aure and Halsa (both in Møre og Romsdal county). To the north, across the waters of the Trondheimsleia lies the municipality of Hitra.

The Hemnfjorden forms the border between Hemne and Snillfjord. The Vinjefjorden is located in the southwestern side of the municipality and the lake Vasslivatnet lies in the southeast. In the south near Vinjeøra, there are several hiking trails to mountain lodges such as Sollia.

The Grønkjølen Nature Reserve lies in the extreme south of the municipality.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Stokken, John, ed. (2017-06-17). "Hemne". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  4. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2018). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  5. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå. "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  6. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  7. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "1612 Hemne. Population 1 January and population changes during the year. 1951-" (in Norwegian).
  8. ^ "Ny kommune - Halsa, Snillfjord og Hemne" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  9. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 81.
  10. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  11. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (2016-05-12). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  12. ^ "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  13. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2011 - Sør-Trøndelag". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  14. ^ "Grønkjølen". Mijlø-direktoratet. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

External links[edit]