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Sandstad herad
Former Municipality
Map of the old municipal boundaries in Hitra
Map of the old municipal boundaries in Hitra
Municipality ID NO-1615
Adm. Center Sandstad
 • Total 160 km2 (60 sq mi)
Created from Fillan in 1914
Merged into Hitra in 1964
Sandstad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Sandstad is located in Norway
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°31′24″N 09°06′01″E / 63.52333°N 9.10028°E / 63.52333; 9.10028Coordinates: 63°31′24″N 09°06′01″E / 63.52333°N 9.10028°E / 63.52333; 9.10028
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Fosen
Municipality Hitra
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7246 Sandstad

Sandstad is a village and former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Hitra. The village of Sandstad lies on along the Trondheimsleia on the southeastern coast of the island of Hitra, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Hestvika. The north entrance to the Hitra Tunnel lies just south of the village of Sandstad. The Terningen lighthouse lies in the Trondheimsleia, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of the village.[1]

The former municipality of Sandstad included all of the southern and southeastern parts of the island of Hitra, plus the several islands in the Trondheimsleia off the shores of Hitra. The municipality had one church, Sandstad church, located in the village of Sandstad. The church is currently home to the Sandstad parish in present-day Hitra.


The municipality of Sandstad was established on 1 July 1914 when it was separated from Fillan to form a municipality of its own. The initial population was 947. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Sandstad, Fillan, Kvenvær, and Hitra were merged to form a new, larger municipality of Hitra. Prior to the merger, the population of Sandstad was 1,028.[3]


The mayors of the municipality of Sandstad were:

  • Kasper Utsetø: 1915-1920
  • Ole Aalmo: 1921-1928
  • Nils Strøm: 1929-1934
  • John Aalmo: 1935-1945
  • Alf Nesset: 1946-1947
  • John Aalmo: 1948-1955
  • Olaf Sivertsen: 1956-1963


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Sandstad. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Sandstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.