Snåsa (village)

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Snåsa  (Norwegian)
Snåase  (Southern Sami)
Village
View of the municipal government building in Snåsa
View of the municipal government building in Snåsa
Snåsa is located in Trøndelag
Snåsa
Snåsa
Location of the village
Snåsa is located in Norway
Snåsa
Snåsa
Snåsa (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°14′44″N 12°22′54″E / 64.2456°N 12.3818°E / 64.2456; 12.3818Coordinates: 64°14′44″N 12°22′54″E / 64.2456°N 12.3818°E / 64.2456; 12.3818
CountryNorway
RegionCentral Norway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictInnherred
MunicipalitySnåsa
Area
 • Total0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi)
Elevation74 m (243 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total659
 • Density766/km2 (1,980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7760 Snåsa

Snåsa (Norwegian) or Snåase (Southern Sami) is the administrative center of the municipality of Snåsa in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is situated on the northern end of the lake of Snåsavatnet, just northeast of the village of Jørstad and southwest of the village of Agle.[3]

The village grew up around the Viosen area on the shore of the lake. Today, much of the village is located further inland. The Nordlandsbanen railway line runs through the village, stopping at Snåsa Station. Snåsa Church, built in 1200, is also located in the village.[3]

The 0.86-square-kilometre (210-acre) village has a population (2018) of 659 and a population density of 766 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,980/sq mi).[1]

Name[edit]

The village is named after the old prestegjeld of Snåsa. The Old Norse form of the name was Snǫs. The name is identical with the word snös which means "prominent mountain" or "overhanging rock" (possibly referring to the mountain of Bergsåsen, at the inner end of the lake Snåsavatnet). The name was spelled Snaasen until the early 20th century.[4] The Southern Sami language version of the village name is Snåase, which was officially accepted in 2010 as an alternate name for the Norwegian: Snåsa.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Snåsa (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  3. ^ a b Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-02-04). "Snåsa – tettsted". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 273.
  5. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir; Rosvold, Knut A., eds. (2018-02-06). "Snåsa". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-05.