Harran (municipality)

Harran is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1923 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality was located in the Namdalen valley and it included all of what is now the northern part of the municipality of Grong in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre was the village of Harran where the Harran Church is located.[2]

Harran herred
View of the local church
View of the local church
Official logo of Harran herred
Nord-Trøndelag within
Norway
Harran within Nord-Trøndelag
Harran within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°33′40″N 12°29′30″E / 64.5610°N 12.4917°E / 64.5610; 12.4917Coordinates: 64°33′40″N 12°29′30″E / 64.5610°N 12.4917°E / 64.5610; 12.4917
CountryNorway
CountyNord-Trøndelag
DistrictNamdalen
Established1 July 1923
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreHarran
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,085
Demonym(s)harrasbygg [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1741
Preceded byGrong in 1923
Succeeded byGrong in 1964

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Harran was established on 1 July 1923 when the large municipality of Grong was divided into four smaller municipalities: Grong (population: 1,272), Harran (population: 630), Røyrvik (population: 392), and Namsskogan (population: 469). 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 Harran (population: 1,085) and Grong (population: 1,962) were merged (back together) to form a new municipality called Grong.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-02-02). "Harran – tidligere kommune i Nord-Trøndelag". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.