Map of the old municipal boundaries on the island of Hitra
Sandstad within Sør-Trøndelag
|• Total||160 km2 (60 sq mi)|
|*Area at municipal dissolution.|
|• Density||6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1615|
|Preceded by||Fillan in 1914|
|Succeeded by||Hitra in 1964|
Sandstad is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 160-square-kilometre (62 sq mi) municipality existed from 1914 until its dissolution in 1964 when it was merged into what is now Hitra municipality in Trøndelag county. 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.
On 1 July 1914, the southern district of the municipality Fillan was separated to form a municipality of its own called Sandstad. The initial population was 947. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. 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.
The mayors of the municipality of Sandstad were:
- 1915-1920: Kasper Utsetø
- 1921-1928: Ole Aalmo
- 1929-1934: Nils Strøm
- 1935-1945: John Aalmo
- 1946-1947: Alf Nesset
- 1948-1955: John Aalmo
- 1956-1963: Olaf Sivertsen
- Haugen, Morten, ed. (2014-11-28). "Sandstad – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.