Sparbu (municipality)

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Sparbu kommune
Official logo of Sparbu kommune
Nord-Trøndelag within
Norway
Sparbu within Nord-Trøndelag
Sparbu within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°55′08″N 11°25′58″E / 63.91889°N 11.43278°E / 63.91889; 11.43278Coordinates: 63°55′08″N 11°25′58″E / 63.91889°N 11.43278°E / 63.91889; 11.43278
CountryNorway
CountyNord-Trøndelag
DistrictInnherred
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreSparbu
Area
 • Total259 km2 (100 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total4,027
 • Density16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Demonym(s)sparbygg [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1731
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded bySteinkjer in 1964

Sparbu is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 259-square-kilometre (100 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. It encompassed the southwestern part of what is now the municipality of Steinkjer, south of the town of Steinkjer, east of the Børgin bay off the Trondheimsfjorden, and southwest of the Ogndalen valley. The administrative centre was the village of Sparbu.[2]

History[edit]

The parish of Sparbu was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The eastern Ogndalen valley (population: 1,441) was separated from Sparbu on 1 January 1885 to form the new municipality of Skei. This left Sparbu with 2,842 residents. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, a large merger took place: the neighboring municipalities of Beitstad (population: 2,563), Egge (population: 3,476), Kvam (population: 1,245), Ogndal (population: 2,678), Sparbu (population: 4,027), and Stod (population: 1,268) were all merged with the town of Steinkjer (population: 4,325) to form the new municipality of Steinkjer.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-02-05). "Sparbu". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.