Ogndal

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Ogndal herad
Skei herred
Former municipality
Ogndal herad is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Ogndal herad
Ogndal herad
Ogndal within Nord-Trøndelag
Ogndal herad is located in Norway
Ogndal herad
Ogndal herad
Ogndal herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°01′11″N 11°37′52″E / 64.01972°N 11.63111°E / 64.01972; 11.63111Coordinates: 64°01′11″N 11°37′52″E / 64.01972°N 11.63111°E / 64.01972; 11.63111
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Established 1 Jan 1885
Disestablished 1 Jan 1964
Administrative centre Steinkjer
Area
 • Total 418 km2 (161 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 2,678
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1732
Preceded by Sparbu in 1885
Succeeded by Steinkjer in 1964

Ogndal is a former municipality in what was the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 418-square-kilometre (161 sq mi) municipality existed from 1885 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality included the whole Ogndalen valley and areas to the west, up to, but not including the town of Steinkjer in what is now the central and western part of the municipality of Steinkjer in Trøndelag county. Starting in 1917, the administrative center of Ogndal was actually located in the town of Steinkjer (even though that was not a part of Ogndal municipality).[1][2]

View of the Skei area in Ogndal

The main church for Ogndal, Skei Church, is located in the village of Skei in western Ogndal. Another church, Bodom Church, is located in the village of Bodom in the eastern part of the municipality.

History[edit]

The municipality of Skei was established on 1 January 1885 when it was separated from the larger municipality of Sparbu. The initial population of Skei was 1,441. On 13 December 1900, the name was changed from Skei to Ogndal, since the municipality encompasses the Ogndalen valley, through which the river Ogna flows.

The municipality of Ogndal bordered the growing town of Steinkjer and as Steinkjer grew, it took over parts of Ogndal. On 1 January 1902, an unpopulated area in western Ogndal was transferred to the town of Steinkjer. In 1941, another small area of Ogndal (population: 57) was transferred to the town of Steinkjer. Again, in 1948, another small area of Ogndal (population: 78) was transferred to Steinkjer.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, a large merger took place: the neighboring municipalities of Beitstad (population: 2,563), Egge (population: 3,476), Kvam (population: 1,245), Ogndal (population: 2,678), Sparbu (population: 4,027), and Stod (population: 1,268) were all merged with the town of Steinkjer (population: 4,325) to form the new municipality of Steinkjer.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Steinkjerleksikonet. "Ogndal kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-02-05). "Ogndal". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.