Klæbu within Trøndelag
|Established||1 Jan 1838|
|• Mayor (2015)||Kirsti Tømmervold (Ap)|
|• Total||186.36 km2 (71.95 sq mi)|
|• Land||175.06 km2 (67.59 sq mi)|
|• Water||11.30 km2 (4.36 sq mi) 6%|
|Area rank||#337 in Norway|
|• Rank||#173 in Norway|
|• Density||34.6/km2 (90/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||10.5%|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-5030|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Klæbu is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the southern part of the Trondheim Region, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the city of Trondheim. The administrative center is the village of Klæbu. The other major village in Klæbu municipality is Tanem.
Even though agriculture has traditionally been the main industry for Klæbu, the municipality now functions more as a commuter town of Trondheim, where many of Klæbu's inhabitants work or attend school.
The 186-square-kilometre (72 sq mi) municipality is the 337th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Klæbu is the 173rd most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 6,050. The municipality's population density is 34.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (90/sq mi) and its population has increased by 10.5% over the last decade.
The municipality of Klæbu was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1899, the small northwestern part of Klæbu (population: 533) was separated from Klæbu to form the new municipality of Tiller.
The Old Norse form of the name was Kleppabú. The first element is the plural genitive case of kleppr which means 'rocky hill' and the last element is bú which means 'rural district'. The district/parish has a lot of small rocky hills.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 8 July 1983. The silver and blue arms symbolize the Trangfossen waterfall in the Nidelva river, which is now the deepest canyon in Norway measuring 56 meters (183 feet). The river has been of great importance for the local development, for agriculture and hydroelectricity generation, hence the use of the waterfall as a typical symbol for the municipality. The waterfall is no longer visible as that part of the river became part of Bjørsjøen lake after the building of the dam at Hyttfossen.
|Parish (Sokn)||Church Name||Location of the Church||Year Built|
|Vassfjell Chapel||Vassfjellet mountain||1974|
The Nidelva river, which runs through Klæbu, is a large source of hydroelectric power with a total of 3 power stations within the municipality borders. The river runs north from the lake Selbusjøen. The mountain Vassfjellet is located along the western border with Melhus.
All municipalities in Norway, including Klæbu, 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. The municipality falls under the Sør-Trøndelag District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.
|Party Name||Name in Norwegian||Number of|
|Green Party||Miljøpartiet De Grønne||1|
|Socialist Left Party||Sosialistisk Venstreparti||2|
|Total number of members:||23|
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