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Ytterøy kommune
Official logo of Ytterøy kommune
Nord-Trøndelag within
Ytterøy within Nord-Trøndelag
Ytterøy within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°46′55″N 11°03′15″E / 63.78194°N 11.05417°E / 63.78194; 11.05417Coordinates: 63°46′55″N 11°03′15″E / 63.78194°N 11.05417°E / 63.78194; 11.05417
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
 • Total28 km2 (11 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
 • Total772
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s)ytterøyning [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1722
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byLevanger in 1964

Ytterøy is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. Originally, it was a large municipality that encompassed the island of Ytterøya and parts of the mainland to the northwest of the island on the west side of the Trondheimsfjord. By 1964 when it was dissolved, Ytterøy only included the 28 square kilometres (11 sq mi) island of Ytterøya. Since 1964, the island has been part of what is now the municipality of Levanger in Trøndelag county. The island is connected to the rest of Levanger by a ferry that crosses the Trondheimsfjord. The main church for the municipality was Ytterøy Church.


Ytterøy Church

The prestegjeld of Ytterøy was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1867, the mainland part of the municipality was separated from Ytterøy to form the new municipality of Mosvik og Verran (population: 2,949). This left a much smaller municipality of Ytterøy with 1,499 residents living on the island of Ytterøya.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Ytterøy was merged with the neighboring municipality of Levanger. Prior to the merger, Ytterøy had 772 residents.[2]


The Old Norse forms of the name were Ýtriøy and Øyin ýtri. The meaning of the name is "the outer island" (as opposed to the nearby Inderøy which means "the inner island").[3]

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  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt ( (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 154.