Røra (municipality)

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Røra herred
Official logo of Røra herred
Nord-Trøndelag within
Norway
Røra within Nord-Trøndelag
Røra within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°51′27″N 11°24′00″E / 63.85750°N 11.40000°E / 63.85750; 11.40000Coordinates: 63°51′27″N 11°24′00″E / 63.85750°N 11.40000°E / 63.85750; 11.40000
CountryNorway
CountyNord-Trøndelag
DistrictInnherred
Established1 Jan 1907
Disestablished1 Jan 1962
Administrative centreRøra
Area
 • Total29 km2 (11 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1962)
 • Total1,003
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym(s)rørbygg[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1730
Preceded byInderøy in 1907
Succeeded byInderøy in 1962

Røra is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 29-square-kilometre (11 sq mi) municipality existed from 1907 until its dissolution in 1962. It was located at the northeastern end of the Trondheimsfjorden, just north of the towns of Verdalsøra and Levanger. It is located in what is now the southeastern part of Inderøy municipality in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Røra where Salberg Church is located.[2]

History[edit]

View of the local railway station, Røra Station.

The municipality of Røra was established on 1 January 1907 when the old municipality of Inderøy was divided into three municipalities: Røra (population: 866) in the southeast, Hustad (population: 732) in the north, and Inderøy (population: 2,976) in the west. In 1950, Røra had 947 residents and an area of about 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1962, the three neighboring municipalities of Røra (population: 1,003), Sandvollan (population: 750), and Inderøy (population: 3,194) to form a new, larger municipality of Inderøy.[3]

Geography[edit]

Røra lies between Stiklestad and Mære, and is in an area of rich historical monuments. An early highway, The King's Road (Norwegian: kongevei), was at a higher elevation than the current highway. Along this route there are several minor finds from earlier habitation. On the boundary between Nedre Vådal and Røflo remains have been found from a very old habitation, probably from the Iron Age. Defense works indicate that the habitation must have been over a long period and been substantial. The location was on a small peninsula between the Trondheimsfjorden and Børgin.

The entire landscape has been changed after a major landslide in the 14th century. Most of the disturbed mass slid into Hylla fjord, but some was diverted to Borgen fjord. The source of the slide is thought to be in the area near the Øvre Vådal farms near the border with Steinkjer. Much of the agricultural area lies in the disturbed area.

The coastal settlement at Hylla, which had steamship connections, was the original centre of the area, but when the railway arrived in 1905 a new centre grew up around the station that took over most of the functions.

Economy[edit]

Traditionally, agriculture has been the most important industry in the area, but Røra has two important industrial of major importance. The limestone quarry at Hylla has been an important place of employment in the municipality. In addition Røra Fabrikker, owned by the Coop NKL, the Norwegian retailers' co-operative association produces an assortment of jams, juices, and other processed agricultural products are made in the factory. The company currently employs about 59 people.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-09-17). "Røra – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.