NORTH TRØNDELAG COUNTY
to North Trøndelag County and the weather
right now! North Trøndelag County is one out of 19 countys in Norway
with a area of 22.396 km2 and a population of approximately 132.140.
Each County is divided into different municipality. For North
Trøndelag County you will find the name of
the municipality to your "right" (municipality for the whole country is 429) or read a short story given below.
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Principal industries are Farming and forestry, industry, trade and commerce, public and private service industries.
Place to visit: Stiklestad, Rock Carvings in Hell, Namsen Salmon Aquarium, Røyrvik Museum, Namsskogan Family Park, Woxengs Collections, South Gjeslingan fishing village, Steinvikholm fortress, Hegra fortress, Namsos municipal gallery, Børgefjell National Park, Bølarein rock carvings, a boat trip along the North Trøndelag coast on board the Coastal Steamer: Namdalingen or Snåsavatnet on board the Bonden II are recommended.
Trøndelag on a fine summer day would surprise anybody. The fertile and
luxuriant fields undulate inland along Trondheimsfjorden, and are
forest clad ridges which stretch up towards the border mountain range.
1.000 years ago, the great farm owners governed Central Norway from the
court at Frosta. This was before Norway became a kingdom. At
Stiklestad, the saint-king Olav Haraldson (Olav the Holy) was defeated
by the farmers" army during his crusade to christianise the country.
The dethroned king managed to achieve his objective, albeit post
mortem. He was canonised and his mortal remains were later placed in
the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, the seat of the Primate of All
Norway. This status remained until the fall of Catholicism in 1536.
last archbishop, Olav Engelbrektson, built the fort at Steinvikholm,
but fled before the superior forces. People from Trøndelag are
conscious of their past. Stiklestad continues to be a cultural centre
attended by an Increasing number of visitors.
Each July, on
St.Olav´s day, the battle is re-enacted. Several thousand spectators
relive the dramatic days of 1030 through a magnificent performance
involving actors, choir and orchestra. Today, the large farms dominate
the area. The special Trønderlag building style comprising large, long
dwelling houses dominates the cultural landscape. Farmland gradually
gives way to forest as we approach the mountainous region. Community
centres, villages and the two towns, Steinkjer and Namsos, break up the
landscape on the journey northwards.
The soil becomes more
barren in the mountain districts and out towards the coast.
Nevertheless, varied and efficient agriculture dominates most of the
county. Although the climate can easily create problems for crops
throughout the region, the geography also has its advantages. The
products are top quality and the slow growing Norwegian forest produces
strong, first-class timber.
The wood is tighter grained and
stronger than that grown farther south. Thus forestry and agriculture
form the basis of a large part of the industry in this region. Dairy
farming, preserving and meat-processing provide thousands of jobs.
Norske Skog A/S supplies Europe with newsprint and timber. Timber-built
Norwegian houses are also making inroads in the European market. North
Trøndelag has more than just farming and forestry.
has a well-developed infrastructure, in which the public and private
service sectors are steadily expanding. Good communications link the
county with the rest of Norway. The E 6 winds northwards from Stjørdal,
parallel with the railway. This is the site of the main airport for
Central Norway, only 30 km from Trondheim.
is approximately 2.657.000 square yards, with a population of 352 -
which includes Miss Universe 1990. Perhaps the most famous feature is
the Hell railway station, with the famous sign stating "Gods
Expedition", which is the Norwegian term for "Cargo Service".
The E 14 and a railway
line link Norway with Sweden. There are two minor airports linked to
Norway´s schedule network in the north of the county, one at Namsos and
one right out in the mouth of the fjord at Røyrvik. Here, this modern
form of transport meets the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruta), a fast ferry scrvice that has
served the coastal community for over 100 years. Aker Verdal is an
example of how the petroleum industry has brought new growth to the
The administration for Statoil´s petroleum operations is
centred at Stjørdal. In addition to traditional fisheries and aqua
culture, the existence of oil emphasises Trønderlag´s link with the
sea. A link that we share with our compatriots in the rest of the Green
Arctic. The extensive forest and mountain areas hide a rich and
exciting animal life. North Trøndelag has two national parks:
Gressåmoen in Snåsa and Børgefjell National Park (which is shared with Nordland). The
fauna is dominated by elk, but there are also smaller hardy deer such
as red deer and roe-deer.
Responsible management over many years
has led to a substantial increase in the number of wild animals. More
than 3.700 elk are hunted each year in North Trøndelag alone. Several
rivers offer good salmon fishing, the most famous being Namsen. This is
regarded as one of the best rivers for salmon in Norway. North
Trøndelag also has lynx and wolverine; a bear population that is shared
with Sweden; and wolves that sometimes prey on herds of tame reindeer
To keep grazing animals while simultaneously
maintaining sustainable numbers of predators can lead to conflict.
Perhaps this conflict is the price we have to pay for protecting one of
Europe´s last wildernesses, Villmarka, along Norway´s eastern border in
the Green Arctic.
Archaeological studies provide evidence of old
agricultural traditions. Relics found in caves and ancient settlements
comprise bones of cattle, horses, sheep and goats. There is also
evidence of grain production. Through their property and effects, these
agrarian ancestors have informed us that a primitive form of
agriculture already existed in the New Stone Age. The leap from these
Neolithic "farmers" to today"s mechanised agriculture is, of course,
quantum. Even the climate has changed - for the worst, if you ask a
Remaining in the present, agriculture in the Green
Arctic is also characterised by great contrasts. Not only between north
and south, but also between coastal and inland areas. The length of the
growing season is determined by the temperature, and thanks to the Gulf
Stream, agriculture thrives even in the most northern areas of mainland
Norway. The fertile areas often lie as small oases in a rocky and
barren terrain. These become fewer and smaller the farther north we
In general, North Trøndelag is the agricultural county
of the region. The large farms along Trondheimsfjorden and at Inherred
are testament to this claim; undulating wheat fields as far as the eye
can see. The villages act mainly as service centres and are an economic
consequence of primary industry. But take a detour to the mountain
districts. Here the reality is quite different. Individual communities
organise festivities in June to celebrate the snow melt. The mountain
farmers of North Trøndelag can look north wards with envy.
every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.
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The choice of different activities in Norway such as Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.
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