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Byneset herad
Former municipality
Byneset herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Byneset herad
Byneset herad
Byneset within Sør-Trøndelag
Byneset herad is located in Norway
Byneset herad
Byneset herad
Byneset herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°22′34″N 10°08′10″E / 63.37611°N 10.13611°E / 63.37611; 10.13611Coordinates: 63°22′34″N 10°08′10″E / 63.37611°N 10.13611°E / 63.37611; 10.13611
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Trondheim Region
Established 1 Jan 1838
Disestablished 1 Jan 1964
Administrative centre Spongdal
 • Total 78.5 km2 (30.3 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 2,049
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1655
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded by Trondheim in 1964

Byneset is a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 78.5-square-kilometre (30.3 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality of Byneset encompassed the western part of what is now Trondheim municipality in Trøndelag county. Byneset was located along an arm of the Trondheimsfjord and it was separated from the city of Trondheim by the Bymarka recreation area. The local Byneset Church is one of the oldest stone churches in Norway. The largest village in Byneset was Spongdal which was the administrative centre of the municipality. Other villages included Byneset and Langørjan.[1]


View of southern Byneset, looking south

The municipality of Byneset was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1835 census, there were 2,143 people living in Byneset.[2] In 1855, the southern parish of Buvik (population: 841) was separated from Byneset to form its own municipality. This left Byneset with a population of 2,109.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipalities of Byneset (population: 2,049), Leinstrand (population: 4,193), Strinda (population: 44,600), Tiller (population: 3,595), and the city of Trondheim (population: 56,982) to form the new urban municipality of Trondheim which would have a total population of 111,419.[3]


  1. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2017-11-16). "Byneset". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-17. 
  2. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Sør-Trøndelag 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.