Klinga (municipality)

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Klinga herred
Former municipality
Klinga herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Klinga herred
Klinga herred
Klinga within Nord-Trøndelag
Klinga herred is located in Norway
Klinga herred
Klinga herred
Klinga herred (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°24′35″N 11°28′56″E / 64.40972°N 11.48222°E / 64.40972; 11.48222Coordinates: 64°24′35″N 11°28′56″E / 64.40972°N 11.48222°E / 64.40972; 11.48222
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Established 1 Jan 1891
Disestablished 1 Jan 1964
Administrative centre Bangsund
 • Total 352 km2 (136 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 2,482
 • Density 7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Klingbygg[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1746
Preceded by Vemundvik in 1891
Succeeded by Namsos in 1964

Klinga is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 352-square-kilometre (136 sq mi) municipality existed from 1891 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality encompassed the mainland areas south of the river Namsen in what is now the municipality of Namsos in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Bangsund. Other villages in Klinga included Spillum and Klinga where Klinga Church is located.[2]


The municipality of Klingen was establisted on 1 January 1891 when the municipality of Namsos herred was divided in two. The northern part became the municipality of Vemundvik (population: 1,387) and the southern part became the municipality of Klingen (population: 1,387). In 1917, the name of the municipality was changed to Klinga.[3]

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 Vemundvik (population: 2,040) and Klinga (population: 2,482) plus the parts of Otterøy municipality located north of the Namsenfjorden (population: 1,013) and the Finnangerodden area on the island of Otterøya in Fosnes municipality (population: 116) were all merged with the town of Namsos (population: 5,224) to create a new (much larger) municipality of Namsos with 10,875 residents.[3]

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  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-04-19). "Bangsund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.