Namsskogan

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Namsskogan kommune
View of the village of Brekkvasselv in Namsskogan
View of the village of Brekkvasselv in Namsskogan
Official logo of Namsskogan kommune
Trøndelag within
Norway
Namsskogan within Trøndelag
Namsskogan within Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°52′19″N 12°58′35″E / 64.87194°N 12.97639°E / 64.87194; 12.97639Coordinates: 64°52′19″N 12°58′35″E / 64.87194°N 12.97639°E / 64.87194; 12.97639
CountryNorway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictNamdalen
Established1 July 1923
Administrative centreNamsskogan
Government
 • Mayor (2011)Stian Brekkvassmo (Ap)
Area
 • Total1,417.16 km2 (547.17 sq mi)
 • Land1,353.11 km2 (522.44 sq mi)
 • Water64.05 km2 (24.73 sq mi)  4.5%
Area rank64 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total843
 • Rank344 in Norway
 • Density0.6/km2 (2/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
−9.2%
Demonym(s)namsskoging[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5044
Official language formNeutral[2]
Websitenamsskogan.kommune.no

Namsskogan is a municipality in Trøndelag, Norway. Namsskogan is located in the upper part of the long Namdalen valley region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Namsskogan. Other villages in the municipality include Brekkvasselv, Smalåsen, Skorovatn, and Trones.

The village of Namsskogan lies along the river Namsen in the northern part of the municipality. The European route E6 highway runs through the village.

The 1,417-square-kilometre (547 sq mi) municipality is the 64th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Namsskogan is the 344th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 843. The municipality's population density is 0.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.6/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 9.2% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

General information[edit]

E6 enters Nord-Norge at the northern end of Namsskogan
"Nams-Inn" is a small hotel in Namsskogan.

The municipality of Namsskogan was established on 1 July 1923 when it was separated from the large municipality of Grong. Initially, the population of Namsskogan was 469. The municipal boundaries have not changed since.[5] On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Nord-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county.

Name[edit]

The name of the municipality was created in 1923. The first element is the name of the river Namsen and the last element is the plural form of skog which means "woods". Therefore, the meaning of the name is "the woodlands around Namsen".[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 21 December 1984. The arms show a gold moose's antler on a black background. The municipality is heavily forested and many moose can be found in the area. The arms are based on a very large antler, with a rare golden color, which hangs on the community hall.[7]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Namsskogan. It is part of the Namdal prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Namsskogan
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Namsskogan Trones Church Trones 1832
Bjørhusdal Church Namsskogan 1970
Skorovatn Chapel Skorovatn 1965

Geography[edit]

Trongfossen waterfall, Namsen

Namsskogan is located in the northeast part of Trøndelag county. It is a heavily forested area with several large lakes including Kalvvatnet, Mellingsvatnet, Storfrøyningen, Storgåsvatnet, and Tunnsjøflyan. The river Namsen runs south through the Namdalen valley. The extreme northeastern part of the municipality is part of Børgefjell National Park.

Climate[edit]

Namsskogan, located inland in the upper part of Namdalen valley, has a boreal climate, but with more winter precipitation than in most other boreal climates, so there is often a lot of snow on the ground in winter. The all-time high 34.4 °C (93.9 °F), only 1.2 degrees Celsius from the national all-time high, is from July 2019. The all-time low −35.6 °C (−32.1 °F) was recorded January 2010. The weather station started recording in 1895; there might be colder lows recorded that are not available in the database.

Climate data for Namsskogan (140 m, extremes 2006-2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
8
(46)
14.9
(58.8)
19.3
(66.7)
29.8
(85.6)
31.1
(88.0)
34.4
(93.9)
29.6
(85.3)
24
(75)
18.7
(65.7)
11.3
(52.3)
8.3
(46.9)
34.4
(93.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.5
(23.9)
−4.9
(23.2)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.1
(35.8)
6.9
(44.4)
11.5
(52.7)
14.8
(58.6)
13.4
(56.1)
9
(48)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.7
(38.7)
Record low °C (°F) −35.6
(−32.1)
−34.8
(−30.6)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−19.8
(−3.6)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2.2
(28.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
−2
(28)
−8.3
(17.1)
−12.7
(9.1)
−26.8
(−16.2)
−29.5
(−21.1)
−35.6
(−32.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 135
(5.3)
121
(4.8)
121.1
(4.77)
77.9
(3.07)
57.2
(2.25)
75.3
(2.96)
82.3
(3.24)
83.3
(3.28)
124.4
(4.90)
123.3
(4.85)
116.1
(4.57)
139.8
(5.50)
1,256.7
(49.49)
Source 1: yr.no/Norwegian Meteorological Institute[8]
Source 2: eklima/met.no[9]

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Namskogan, 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.[10] The municipality falls under the Namdal District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Namskogan is made up of 13 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Namsskogan Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Optimum (Optimum)2
Total number of members:13
Namskogan Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Optimum (Optimum)2
Total number of members:13
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Optimum (Optimum)3
Total number of members:13
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Optimum (Optimum)2
Total number of members:13
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Optimum (Optimum)2
Total number of members:13
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Optimum (Optimum)7
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Free voters (Frie velgere)3
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Free Voters (Frie Velgere)3
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Collaboration list: Conservative Party, Christian Democratic Party, Centre Party, and Free voters (Fellesliste for Høyre, Kristelig Folkeparti, Senterpartiet og Frie Velgere)5
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Free voters, Christian Democratic Party, Conservative Party (Frie velgere/Kristelig Folkeparti/Høyre)6
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Free voters, Christian Democratic Party, Conservative Party (Frie velgere/Kristelig Folkeparti/Høyre)5
 Local list from Brekkvasselv, Lonet and Furuby (Kretsliste utgått fra Brekkvasselv, Lonet og Furuby)5
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Collaborative list for independent voters
(Samarbeidsliste for Uavhengige Velgere)
7
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:17
Namsskogan Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:13
Namsskogan Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:12
Namsskogan Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:12
Namsskogan Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:12
Namsskogan Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:12

Politics[edit]

In the 2007 municipal elections, Namsskogan had the highest vote for the Socialist Left party in Norway, at 33.6 per cent.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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