Lensvik (municipality)

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Lensvik herad
Former municipality
View of the local church
View of the local church
Lensvik herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Lensvik herad
Lensvik herad
Lensvik within Sør-Trøndelag
Lensvik herad is located in Norway
Lensvik herad
Lensvik herad
Lensvik herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°30′47″N 9°48′31″E / 63.5130°N 09.8087°E / 63.5130; 09.8087Coordinates: 63°30′47″N 9°48′31″E / 63.5130°N 09.8087°E / 63.5130; 09.8087
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Fosen
Established 1905
Disestablished 1964
Administrative centre Lensvik
Area
 • Total 168 km2 (65 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 1,136
 • Density 6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lensvikbygg[1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1623
Official language form Unknown
Preceded by Rissa in 1905
Succeeded by Agdenes in 1964

Lensvik is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county in Norway. The 168-square-kilometre (65 sq mi) municipality existed from 1905 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality was located along the western shore of the Trondheimsfjorden and it encompassed the central part of what is now Agdenes municipality in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Lensvik where the Lensvik Church is located.[2]

History[edit]

The municipality of Lensvik was established on 1 January 1905 when it was separated from the municipality of Rissa which originally spanned both sides of the Trondheimsfjorden. The separation left Lensvik municipality (population: 1,019) on the west side of the fjord and the remainder of Rissa on the east side of the fjord. 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 Lensvik (population: 1,136) was merged with the eastern part of Agdenes municipality (population: 858) and the Ingdalen district of the municipality of Stadsbygd to form a new, larger municipality called Agdenes.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2009-02-14). "Lensvik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.