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Ogndal herred
Former Municipality
Ogndal herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Ogndal herred
Ogndal herred
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°01′11″N 11°37′52″E / 64.01972°N 11.63111°E / 64.01972; 11.63111Coordinates: 64°01′11″N 11°37′52″E / 64.01972°N 11.63111°E / 64.01972; 11.63111
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality ID NO-1732
Adm. Center Steinkjer
 • Total 418 km2 (161 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Sparbu in 1885
Merged into Steinkjer in 1964

Ogndal is a former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the central and western part of the present-day municipality of Steinkjer. Starting in 1917, the administrative center of Ogndal was actually located in the town of Steinkjer (even though that was not a part of Ogndal). The main church for Ogndal, Skei Church, is located in Skei in western Ogndal and another church, Bodom Church, is located in Bodom in the eastern part of the municipality.[1][2]

View of the Skei area in Ogndal


The municipality of Skei was established on 1 January 1885 when it was separated from the larger municipality of Sparbu. The initial population of Skei was 1,441. On 13 December 1900, the name was changed from Skei to Ogndal, since the municipality encompasses the Ogndal valley, through which the river Ogna flows.

On 1 January 1902, an unpopulated area in western Ogndal was transferred to the town of Steinkjer. In 1941, a small area of Ogndal (population: 57) was transferred to the town of Steinkjer. Again, in 1948, another small area of Ogndal (population: 78) was transferred to Steinkjer.

On 1 January 1964, a major municipal merger took place: the municipalities of Ogndal, Stod, Kvam, Sparbu, Egge, and Beitstad were merged with the town of Steinkjer to form the new municipality of Steinkjer. Prior to the merger, Ogndal had 2,678 residents.[3]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Ogndal – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  2. ^ Steinkjerleksikonet. "Ogndal kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.