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Trøgstad kommune
Trogstad kommune Mørk.jpg
Coat of arms of Trøgstad kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Trøgstad kommune
Østfold within
Trøgstad within Østfold
Trøgstad within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°39′5″N 11°20′23″E / 59.65139°N 11.33972°E / 59.65139; 11.33972Coordinates: 59°39′5″N 11°20′23″E / 59.65139°N 11.33972°E / 59.65139; 11.33972
Country Norway
County Østfold
Administrative centre Skjønhaug
 • Mayor (2007) Tor Melvold (Ap)
 • Total 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
 • Land 188 km2 (73 sq mi)
Area rank 328 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,953
 • Rank 193 in Norway
 • Density 284.646/km2 (737.23/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 3.5 %
Demonym(s) Trøgsting[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0122
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway

Trøgstad is a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Skjønhaug. The municipality is divided into the parishes of Skjønhaug, Havnås and Båstad. The parish of Trygstad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

The scene of the crime for the World War II-era Feldmann case is at Skrikerudtjernet in Trøgstad.

General information[edit]


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Trøgstad farm (Old Norse: Þrygsstaðir and/or Þrjúgsstaðir), since the first church was built here. The meaning of the first element is not known (maybe a male nickname) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Trygstad".


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 24 August 1979. The arms show an anvil and was chosen because Trøgstad historically was well known for the quality of its blacksmiths what made iron tools and objects. The green background of the shield symbolizes the fields and forests in the municipality. The arms were designed by Truls Nygaard.[2][3] (See also coat-of-arms of Hol)

Trøgstad Church

Trøgstad Church[edit]

Trøgstad Church (Trøgstad kirke) is a medieval era, stone church. It belongs to Østre Borgesyssel deanery in Diocese of Borg. The church is located on a ridge south of Øyeren. The church is of Romanesque architecture and has a rectangular nave with a lower and narrower choir.[4]

The church is probably built ca. 1250. It was the equipped with turret with a bell tower ca. 1620. This had to be demolished and replaced with a new tower in 1700. A sacristy was built by the choir's north face in 1697. In 1904 the church was extended and rebuilt, the western wall and the porch were demolished and choir was extended. After rebuilding the church has approximately 350 seats. [5]


Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Trøgstad by country of origin in 2017[6]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 111
 Lithuania 104
 Denmark 31
 Sweden 31
 Latvia 21

Sister cities[edit]

Trøgstad has the following sister cities:[7]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Trøgstads ommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Trøgstads kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Østre Borgesyssel prosti". arkivportalen. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Trøgstad kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Trøgstad kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Østfold.