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For the spirit of folklore, see Mare (folklore).
Mære is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Mære is located in Norway
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°56′14″N 11°25′26″E / 63.93722°N 11.42389°E / 63.93722; 11.42389Coordinates: 63°56′14″N 11°25′26″E / 63.93722°N 11.42389°E / 63.93722; 11.42389
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Steinkjer
 • Total 0.36 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 435
 • Density 1,208/km2 (3,130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7710 Sparbu

Mære is a village in the municipality of Steinkjer in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located along the European route E6 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the town of Steinkjer. The village of Sparbu lies about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) south of Mære. Mære Church is located in this village.[3]

The 0.36-square-kilometre (89-acre) village has a population (2013) of 435. The population density of Mære is 1,208 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,130/sq mi).[1]


In the early Viking Age, according to the Sagas, Mære was one of the most important religious ceremonial places, with sacrifices to the Norse gods. Under the medieval church at Mære, traces of preceding heathen hof were found in archeological investigations during the 1960s, the only case in Norway so far of a pre-Christian building being found to have existed on the site of a church.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Mære" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Mære. – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-17.