Trøgstad is a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Skjønhaug. The municipality is divided into the parishes of Skjønhaug, Havnås and Båstad. The parish of Trygstad was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Trøgstad kommune
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Flag of Trøgstad kommune
Coat of arms of Trøgstad kommune
Official logo of Trøgstad kommune
Trøgstad within Østfold
Trøgstad within Østfold
Coordinates: 59°39′5″N 11°20′23″E / 59.65139°N 11.33972°E / 59.65139; 11.33972
Administrative centreSkjønhaug
 • Mayor (2007)Tor Melvold (Ap)
 • Total204 km2 (79 sq mi)
 • Land188 km2 (73 sq mi)
 • Rank#328 in Norway
 • Total4,953
 • Rank#193 in Norway
 • Density284.646/km2 (737.23/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +3.5%
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0122
WebsiteOfficial website

The scene of the crime for the World War II-era Feldmann case is at Skrikerudtjernet in Trøgstad.

General informationEdit


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Trøgstad farm (Old Norse: Þrygsstaðir and/or Þrjúgsstaðir), since the first church was built here. The meaning of the first element is not known (maybe a male nickname) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Trygstad".


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 24 August 1979. The arms show an anvil and was chosen because Trøgstad historically was well known for the quality of its blacksmiths what made iron tools and objects. The green background of the shield symbolizes the fields and forests in the municipality. The arms were designed by Truls Nygaard.[3][4] (See also coat-of-arms of Hol)

Trøgstad Church

Trøgstad ChurchEdit

Trøgstad Church (Trøgstad kirke) is a medieval era, stone church. It belongs to Østre Borgesyssel deanery in Diocese of Borg. The church is located on a ridge south of Øyeren. The church is of Romanesque architecture and has a rectangular nave with a lower and narrower choir.[5]

The church is probably built ca. 1250. It was the equipped with turret with a bell tower ca. 1620. This had to be demolished and replaced with a new tower in 1700. A sacristy was built by the choir's north face in 1697. In 1904 the church was extended and rebuilt, the western wall and the porch were demolished and choir was extended. After rebuilding the church has approximately 350 seats. [6]

Notable peopleEdit


Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Trøgstad by country of origin in 2017[7]
Ancestry Number
  Poland 111
  Lithuania 104
  Denmark 31
  Sweden 31
  Latvia 21

Sister citiesEdit

Trøgstad has the following sister cities:[8]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian).
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  4. ^ "Trøgstads ommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Trøgstads kommune. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  5. ^ "Østre Borgesyssel prosti". arkivportalen. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Trøgstad kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Vennskapskommuner" (in Norwegian). Trøgstad kommune. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2008-12-15.

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