Harran (municipality)

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Harran herred
Former municipality
View of the local church
View of the local church
Harran herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Harran herred
Harran herred
Harran within Nord-Trøndelag
Harran herred is located in Norway
Harran herred
Harran herred
Harran herred (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°33′40″N 12°29′30″E / 64.5610°N 12.4917°E / 64.5610; 12.4917Coordinates: 64°33′40″N 12°29′30″E / 64.5610°N 12.4917°E / 64.5610; 12.4917
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Established 1 July 1923
Disestablished 1 Jan 1964
Administrative centre Harran
Population (1964)
 • Total 1,085
Demonym(s) Harrasbygg[1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1741
Preceded by Grong in 1923
Succeeded by Grong in 1964

Harran is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1923 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality was located in the Namdalen valley and it included all of what is now the northern part of the municipality of Grong in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Harran where the Harran Church is located.[2]

History[edit]

The municipality of Harran was established on 1 July 1923 when the large municipality of Grong was divided into four smaller municipalities: Grong (population: 1,272), Harran (population: 630), Røyrvik (population: 392), and Namsskogan (population: 469). 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 Harran (population: 1,085) and Grong (population: 1,962) were merged (back together) to form a new municipality called Grong.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-02-02). "Harran – tidligere kommune i Nord-Trøndelag". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.