Mosvik

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Mosvik kommune
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1723
Adm. Center Mosvik
Area
 • Total 219.37 km2 (84.70 sq mi)
 • Land 205.57 km2 (79.37 sq mi)
 • Water 13.80 km2 (5.33 sq mi)
Created from Mosvik og Verran in 1901
Merged into Inderøy in 2012
Demonym Mosbygg
Mosvik
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Mosvik is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Mosvik
Mosvik
Mosvik is located in Norway
Mosvik
Mosvik
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°48′58″N 11°0′18″E / 63.81611°N 11.00500°E / 63.81611; 11.00500Coordinates: 63°48′58″N 11°0′18″E / 63.81611°N 11.00500°E / 63.81611; 11.00500
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Inderøy
Elevation[1] 14 m (46 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7690 Mosvik

Mosvik is a village and former municipality in the municipality of Inderøy in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Innherred region. The village of Mosvik is located along the Trondheimsfjorden in the southern part of Inderøy, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest of the Skarnsund Bridge. The village is also the location of Mosvik Church, the main church for the Mosvik parish. Other villages located near the village of Mosvik include Trongsundet, Framverran, Venneshamn, and Kjerringvik.[2]

Mosvik is located near two of Norway's 12 tallest structures: the Skavlen transmitter television and radio transmitter at 165 metres (541 ft) and the Skarnsund Bridge at 152 metres (499 ft).

Until 1991, the connection from Mosvik to Innherred was only available by a car ferry, at first via Ytterøya to Levanger, but later directly to Inderøy on the Vangshylla–Kjerringvik Ferry route. In 1991, the Skarnsund Bridge on Norwegian County Road 755 was completed, eliminating the need for a ferry.

Mosvik municipality[edit]

Mosvik was established as a municipality on 1 January 1901 when the old municipality of Mosvik og Verran was divided into Mosvik and Verran. Initially, Mosvik had a population of 959. On 1 January 1968, the Framverran area on the south side of the Verrasundet (population: 395) was transferred from Verran to Mosvik.[3] On 1 January 2012, the municipality of Mosvik ceased to exist when it was merged into the neighboring municipality of Inderøy. Prior to the merger, Mosvik had 811 residents.

Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was Masarvík. The first element is the genitive case of the river name Mǫs (now Mossa) and the last element (Old Norse: Vík) is identical with the word vik which means "inlet" or "cove". The name has historically been spelled Mosviken.[4]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 13 July 1984. The arms show the letter M, the initial of the municipality. At the same time, the two green triangles symbolize the many forests in the municipality.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mosvik" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Mosvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 162. 
  5. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 13 November 2008. 

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