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Geitastrand herad
Former municipality
Geitastrand herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Geitastrand herad
Geitastrand herad
Geitastrand within Sør-Trøndelag
Geitastrand herad is located in Norway
Geitastrand herad
Geitastrand herad
Geitastrand herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°21′54″N 09°55′31″E / 63.36500°N 9.92528°E / 63.36500; 9.92528Coordinates: 63°21′54″N 09°55′31″E / 63.36500°N 9.92528°E / 63.36500; 9.92528
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Orkdalen
Established 1 Jan 1905
Disestablished 1 Jan 1963
Administrative centre Geitastrand
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1963)
 • Total 559
 • Density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Geitastranding[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1659
Preceded by Børsa in 1905
Succeeded by Orkdal in 1963

Geitastrand is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county in Norway. The municipality existed from 1905 until 1963 in what is now the northern part of the municipality of Orkdal in Trøndelag county. It encompassed the coastal area along the Trondheimsfjord between the town of Orkanger in the south to the Ingdalen valley in the north. The district was thinly populated, and has no significant urban areas. The administrative centre of the municipality was at Geitastrand village where the Geitastrand Church is located. The Byneset area of the city of Trondheim is located across the fjord to the east from Geitastrand.[2]


The municipality of Geitastrand was established on 1 January 1905 when it was separated from the municipality of Børsa. Initially, Geitastrand had a population of 674. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1963, Geitastrand was merged with the municipalities of Orkanger, Orkdal, and Orkland to form a new, larger municipality of Orkdal. Before the merger, Geitastrand had 559 inhabitants.[3]

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  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Geitastrand" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.