Skogn (municipality)

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Skogn kommune
Former municipality
Skogn kommune is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Skogn kommune
Skogn kommune
Skogn within Nord-Trøndelag
Skogn kommune is located in Norway
Skogn kommune
Skogn kommune
Skogn kommune (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°42′03″N 11°11′12″E / 63.70083°N 11.18667°E / 63.70083; 11.18667Coordinates: 63°42′03″N 11°11′12″E / 63.70083°N 11.18667°E / 63.70083; 11.18667
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Established 1 Jan 1838
Disestablished 1 Jan 1962
Administrative centre Skogn
Area
 • Total 340 km2 (130 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1962)
 • Total 4,756
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Skogning[1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1719
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded by Levanger in 1962

Skogn is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 340-square-kilometre (130 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1962. The municipality was located to the south and southwest of the town of Levanger in what is now Levanger municipality in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Skogn.[2]

History[edit]

The prestegjeld of Skogn was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 28 November 1874, a royal resolution moved two uninhabited parts of Skogn to the neighboring municipality of Levanger landsogn. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1962, the town of Levanger (population: 1,669) was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Frol (population: 3,774), Åsen (population: 1,939), and Skogn (population: 4,756) to form a new, larger municipality called Levanger.[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. (2018-03-26). "Skogn – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.