Singsås (municipality)

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Singsås herred

Singsaas
View of the village of Singsås
View of the village of Singsås
Official logo of Singsås herred
Sør-Trøndelag within
Norway
Singsås within Sør-Trøndelag
Singsås within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 62°57′22″N 10°43′51″E / 62.9562°N 10.7308°E / 62.9562; 10.7308Coordinates: 62°57′22″N 10°43′51″E / 62.9562°N 10.7308°E / 62.9562; 10.7308
CountryNorway
CountySør-Trøndelag
DistrictGauldalen
Established1841
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreSingsås
Area
 • Total767 km2 (296 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,554
 • Density2.0/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Demonym(s)singsåsbygg [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1646
Preceded byHoltaalen in 1841
Succeeded byMidtre Gauldal in 1964

Singsås is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 767-square-kilometre (296 sq mi) municipality existed from 1841 until its dissolution in 1964. Singsås municipality encompassed the eastern part of what is now the municipality of Midtre Gauldal in Trøndelag county. The administrative center was the village of Singsås, where the Singsås Church is located.[2]

History[edit]

In 1841, the western district (population: 1,272) of the old municipality of Holtaalen was split off to form a separate municipality called Singsaas (under the recently passed formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1875, an unpopulated area of Singsås municipality made up of rural farmland and mountains was transferred to the neighboring municipality of Budal. 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 Budal (population: 529), Singsås (population: 1,554), Soknedal (population: 1,916), and Støren (population: 2,296) were all merged to form the new municipality of Midtre Gauldal.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Rosvold, Knut, ed. (2017-08-29). "Singsås – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.