Osen

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Osen kommune
View of the Osen river
View of the Osen river
Official logo of Osen kommune
Trøndelag within
Norway
Osen within Trøndelag
Osen within Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°17′52″N 10°30′48″E / 64.29778°N 10.51333°E / 64.29778; 10.51333Coordinates: 64°17′52″N 10°30′48″E / 64.29778°N 10.51333°E / 64.29778; 10.51333
CountryNorway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictFosen
Established1 June 1892
Administrative centreSteinsdalen
Government
 • Mayor (2015)John Einar Høvik (Ap)
Area
 • Total387.10 km2 (149.46 sq mi)
 • Land369.62 km2 (142.71 sq mi)
 • Water17.48 km2 (6.75 sq mi)  4.5%
Area rank239 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total948
 • Rank338 in Norway
 • Density2.6/km2 (7/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
−8.2%
Demonym(s)Osing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5020
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websiteosen.kommune.no

Osen is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Steinsdalen. Osen is one of two Norwegian municipalities that do not have any non-western immigrants as of 1 January 2008.[3]

The 387-square-kilometre (149 sq mi) municipality is the 239th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Osen is the 338th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 948. The municipality's population density is 2.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (6.7/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 8.2% over the previous 10-year period.[4][5]

General information[edit]

View of Strand

The municipality of Osen was established on 1 June 1892 when the old municipality of Bjørnør was split into three new municipalities: Osen (population: 1,575), Roan (population: 2,069), and Stoksund (population: 1,122). The municipal boundaries have not changed since.[6] On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Sør-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Osen farm (Old Norse: Óss), since the first church was built there. The name is identical with the word óss which means "mouth of a river" (here Steinselva). Osen ("the Os") is a later finite form of óss.[7]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 27 March 1987, and is a copy of an old petroglyph. The arms show a part of a fishing net placed over the blue shield. The arms simply indicate the importance of fishing for the community. Several different arms were designed, all with fisheries as the main theme, but the council finally chose this one, which is unique among civic heraldry.[8]

Churches[edit]

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

Churches in Osen
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Osen Osen Church Steinsdalen 1877
Seter Chapel (Osen) Seter 1969

History[edit]

Osen was used as a satellite prison camp during the World War Two, mainly for Yugoslavian population.

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Osen, 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.[9] The municipality falls under the Fosen District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Osen is made up of 15 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Osen Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Joint list of the Liberal Party (Venstre) and
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)
3
 Seter Community List (Seter kretsliste)1
Total number of members:15
Osen Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Joint list of the Liberal Party (Venstre) and
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)
4
 Seter Community List (Seter kretsliste)1
Total number of members:15
Osen Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Joint list of the Liberal Party (Venstre) and
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)
5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
 Seter Community List (Seter kretsliste)2
Total number of members:15
Osen Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Non-party local list (Upolitisk bygdaliste)3
 Election list for the Seter and Angen area
(Valgliste for Seter og Angen krets)
2
Total number of members:15
Osen Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Election list for the Seter and Angen area
(Valgliste for Seter og Angen krets)
2
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Seter Community list (Seter kretsliste)2
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Election list for Seter (Valgliste for Sæter)2
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Election list for the Sæter and Angen area
(Valgliste for Sæter og Angen krets)
2
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Election list for the Seter area
(Valgliste for Seter krets)
2
 Village list for the Vingsand area
(Kretsliste for Vingsand og omegn)
1
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Election list for the Seter area
(Valgliste for Seter krets)
2
 Village list for the Vingsand area
(Kretsliste for Vingsand og omegn)
1
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local list for Sæter and Svefjorden
(Kretsliste for Sæter og Svefjorden)
1
 Local list for the Vingsand area
(Kretsliste for Vingsand og omegn)
1
 Non-party list for the Strand area
(Upolitisk liste for Strand og omegn)
1
 Local list for Skjærvøya (Kretsliste for Skjærvøya)1
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local list for Sæter and Svefjorden
(Kretsliste for Sæter og Svefjorden)
3
 Local list for the Vingsand area
(Kretsliste for Vingsand og omegn)
1
 Non-party list for the Strand area
(Upolitisk liste for Strand og omegn)
1
 Local list for Skjærvøy (Kretsliste for Skjærvøy)1
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:17
Osen Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:17
Osen Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:17
Osen Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:17
Osen Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:16
Osen Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)9
Total number of members:16
Osen Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:16
Osen Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:16

Geography[edit]

Normeland waterfall

The municipality of Osen is located to the north of Roan and the ocean lies to the west.

Most of the residents live in the Steinsdalen valley or along the coast. The northern part of the municipality has no direct road connection to the rest of the municipality, but is connected to the municipality of Flatanger to the north.

The Kya lighthouse is situated on a small island west in the Norwegian Sea, while Buholmråsa lighthouse lie on an island along the coast in the western part of the municipality.

Climate[edit]

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has a weather station located near Buholmråsa lighthouse, with recording since 1965, showing a marine west coast climate/oceanic climate (Cfb). The all-time high temperature is 30.3 °C (86.5 °F) recorded July 2014; the all-time low is −20.7 °C (−5.3 °F) recorded in February 1966. The four months June - September have never recorded overnight freezes. The driest month on record is January 1972 with 5.4 mm precipitation, and the wettest is September 1975 with 232.6 mm.

Climate data for Buholmråsa 1991-2020 (precipitation 1961-90, extremes 1965-2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11
(52)
10.9
(51.6)
12
(54)
20.9
(69.6)
25
(77)
28.5
(83.3)
30.3
(86.5)
27.2
(81.0)
24.9
(76.8)
19.8
(67.6)
16.1
(61.0)
12.5
(54.5)
30.3
(86.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
1.4
(34.5)
2.5
(36.5)
5.1
(41.2)
8.2
(46.8)
11
(52)
13.5
(56.3)
14.1
(57.4)
11.9
(53.4)
7.9
(46.2)
4.8
(40.6)
3
(37)
7.1
(44.8)
Record low °C (°F) −18
(0)
−20.7
(−5.3)
−12.5
(9.5)
−6.2
(20.8)
−1.7
(28.9)
2.1
(35.8)
5.5
(41.9)
5
(41)
0
(32)
−5.2
(22.6)
−10.2
(13.6)
−15.5
(4.1)
−20.7
(−5.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79
(3.1)
64
(2.5)
61
(2.4)
56
(2.2)
43
(1.7)
49
(1.9)
65
(2.6)
71
(2.8)
100
(3.9)
106
(4.2)
86
(3.4)
90
(3.5)
870
(34.3)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[28]

See also[edit]

View from tower of Buholmråsa lighthouse at the coast

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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