Skatval (municipality)

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Skatval herad
Former municipality
View of the village of Skatval (front) and surrounding landscape as seen from Forbordsfjellet
View of the village of Skatval (front) and surrounding landscape as seen from Forbordsfjellet
Skatval herad is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Skatval herad
Skatval herad
Skatval within Nord-Trøndelag
Skatval herad is located in Norway
Skatval herad
Skatval herad
Skatval herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°30′39″N 10°48′59″E / 63.51083°N 10.81639°E / 63.51083; 10.81639Coordinates: 63°30′39″N 10°48′59″E / 63.51083°N 10.81639°E / 63.51083; 10.81639
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Stjørdalen
Established 1 Jan 1902
Disestablished 1 Jan 1962
Administrative centre Skatval
Area
 • Total 94 km2 (36 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1962)
 • Total 1,944
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Skatvalsbygg[1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1715
Preceded by Nedre Stjørdal in 1902
Succeeded by Stjørdal in 1962

Skatval is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 94-square-kilometre (36 sq mi) municipality existed from 1902 until its dissolution in 1962. The municipality encompassed the Skatval peninsula in the northwestern part of what is now the municipality of Stjørdal in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Skatval where the Skatval Church is located. Other villages in the Skatval area include Auran, Kvithammer, and Steinvika.[2]

Skatval is divided in several geographical parts listed here counterclockwise from north: Langstein, Nordbygda, Sørbygda, Midtbygda, and Vassbygda. The Skatval peninsula is an important farming area, belonging to the plain districts of Trøndelag. The cultural landscape is dominated in the east by mountainous area with the highest being Forbordsfjellet at 596 metres (1,955 ft) above seal level. The mountaintop is a regional landmark.

History[edit]

The municipality of Skatval was established on 1 January 1902 when the old municipality of Nedre Stjørdal was dissolved and it was divided into three new municipalities: Lånke (population: 1,449), Skatval (population: 2,125), and Stjørdal (population: 3,158). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1962, the neighboring municipalities of Hegra (population: 2,704), Lånke (population: 1,967), Skatval (population: 1,944), and Stjørdal (population: 6,204) were all merged to form a new, larger municipality of Stjørdal.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ Askheim, Svein, ed. (2017-12-13). "Skatval". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.