Vemundvik

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Vemundvik
Village
View of the village church, Vemundvik Church
View of the village church, Vemundvik Church
Vemundvik is located in Trøndelag
Vemundvik
Vemundvik
Location of the village
Vemundvik is located in Norway
Vemundvik
Vemundvik
Vemundvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°31′04″N 11°32′31″E / 64.5177°N 11.5420°E / 64.5177; 11.5420Coordinates: 64°31′04″N 11°32′31″E / 64.5177°N 11.5420°E / 64.5177; 11.5420
CountryNorway
RegionCentral Norway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictNamdalen
MunicipalityNamsos
Elevation31 m (102 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7810 Namsos

Vemundvik is a village in Namsos municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located along the shore, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the town of Namsos and about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the village of Ramsvika. Vemundvik Church is located in the village.

The village of Vemundvik was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Vemundvik from 1838 until 1941, when the municipal administration moved to the nearby town of Namsos.[2]

Name[edit]

The village (and former municipality) is named after the old farm of Vemundvik, where the Vemundvik Church was located. The Old Norse form of the name was Old Norse: Vémundarvik. The first part of the name is derived from the male name Vemund and the last part is vik which means cove.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Vemundvik include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vemundvik, Namsos (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 16 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (14 November 2017). "Vemundvik – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)