Sandvollan

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Sandvollan herred
Former Municipality
Sandvollan herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Sandvollan herred
Sandvollan herred
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°56′47″N 11°19′42″E / 63.94639°N 11.32833°E / 63.94639; 11.32833Coordinates: 63°56′47″N 11°19′42″E / 63.94639°N 11.32833°E / 63.94639; 11.32833
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
Municipality ID NO-1728
Area[1]
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Inderøy in 1907
Merged into Inderøy in 1962

Sandvollan is a former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the north part of the present-day municipality of Inderøy. It borders the Sparbu area of the municipality of Steinkjer and the Børgin fjord to the east, the Kjerknesvågen village area to the southwest, and the Trondheimsfjord to the north. Sandvollan is mostly an agriarian area, though it also functions as a suburb of the town of Steinkjer, located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.[1]

There are two churches in the Sandvollan area: Hustad Church from the 12th century and Heggstad Church from 1887. The older church was built for the chieftain of Hustad, Bård Standale, who was sheriff for Eystein Haraldsson around 1150. The newer church was built because the old one had become too small.

There are two main villages in Sandvollan: Gangstad and Småland. Gangstad has a grocery store, and between the two villages is Skjelvågen, a harbour that used to be a stop on the steam ship routes.

History[edit]

The municipality of Hustad was established on 1 January 1907 when the old municipality of Inderøy was divided into three: Inderøy, Røra, and Hustad. The initial population of Hustad was 732. In 1912, the name was changed to Sandvollan. On 1 January 1962, the municipality was merged with Røra and Inderøy to form a new, larger municipality of Inderøy. Prior to the merger, the population of Sandvollan was 750.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Store norske leksikon. "Sandvollan" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.