View from Malm at sunset
Verran within Nord-Trøndelag
|• Mayor (2015)||Anders Lindstrøm (Ap)|
|• Total||601.66 km2 (232.30 sq mi)|
|• Land||558.15 km2 (215.50 sq mi)|
|• Water||43.51 km2 (16.80 sq mi)|
|Area rank||184 in Norway|
|• Rank||297 in Norway|
|• Density||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||-4.1 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1724|
|Official language form||Neutral|
Verran is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Innherred region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Malm. Other villages in Verran include Follafoss, Sela, Verrabotn, and Verrastranda.
The 602-square-kilometre (232 sq mi) municipality is the 184th largest by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Verran is the 297th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,515. The municipality's population density is 4.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (12/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 4.1% over the last decade.
The municipality of Verran was established on 1 January 1901 when the old municipality of Mosvik og Verran was divided into Mosvik and Verran municipalities. The initial population of Verran was 1,456. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Malm (population: 2,975) to the north was merged with Verran (population: 1,803) to form the present municipality of Verran. After the merger, there were 4,778 residents in Verran. On 1 January 1968, the Framverran area on the south side of the Verrasundet fjord (population: 395) was transferred from Verran to Mosvik.
The municipality is named after the Verrasundet fjord (Old Norse: Veri), which is an arm of the great Trondheimsfjord. The meaning of the old name is probably "the quiet one" or "the fjord with still water".
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Verran borders the municipalities of Åfjord to the west, Rissa to the southwest, Leksvik to the south, Mosvik and Inderøy to the southeast, Steinkjer to the east, and Namdalseid to the north. Verran encompasses the western coastline of the Beitstadfjord, an arm of the Trondheimsfjord. There are three large lakes in Verran: Ormsetvatnet, Selavatnet, and Holden. The river Follaelva runs through the municipality, emptying into the Trondheimsfjord at Follafoss.
All municipalities in Norway, including Verran, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.
|Party Name||Name in Norwegian||Number of
|Total number of members:||19|
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