Frosta seen from Hellan looking towards Trondheim
Frosta within Trøndelag
|Established||1 Jan 1838|
|• Mayor (2015)||Trine Haug (Sp)|
|• Total||76.32 km2 (29.47 sq mi)|
|• Land||74.28 km2 (28.68 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi) 2.7%|
|Area rank||393 in Norway|
|• Rank||287 in Norway|
|• Density||35.2/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||6.1%|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-5036|
|Official language form||Neutral|
Frosta is the smallest municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The administrative centre is the village of Frosta. The municipality is located along the Trondheimsfjord, on the Frosta peninsula, just north of the city of Trondheim. It also includes the island of Tautra which is connected to the mainland by a causeway bridge.
The 76-square-kilometre (29 sq mi) municipality is the 393rd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Frosta is the 287th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,616. The municipality's population density is 35.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (91/sq mi) and its population has increased by 6.1% over the last decade.
Frosta was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It is one of very few municipalities in Norway with unchanged borders since that date. In 2018, the municipality, which was part of the old Nord-Trøndelag county became part of the new Trøndelag county.
The coat of arms was granted on 26 June 1987. The arms show a gold sceptre or mace on a green background. The coat of arms was inspired by the old seal of the medieval Frostating assembly, where King Magnus VI the law-mender is sitting with a lily sceptre in his hand. Frosta was one of the historic places of justice, so this was chosen to commemorate that fact.
|Parish (sokn)||Church Name||Location of the Church||Year Built|
|Logtun Church||Logtun||16th century|
Several rock engraving sites can be found in the parish, together with burial mounds from Viking times. Archaeologists have for the first time found the remnants of a Viking harbour (Vikinghavna på Fånestangen) in Norway at Frosta. A number of logs sticking up along the shoreline at Frosta have been dated back to around year 1000.
Norway's oldest court, Frostating, had its seat here at Tinghaugen, close to the mediaeval church at Logtun. On the island of Tautra can be found the remains of Tautra Abbey, a Trappist (Reformed Cistercian) convent, established in 1207.
All municipalities in Norway, including Frosta, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipality falls under the Inntrøndelag District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.
|Party Name||Name in Norwegian||Number of|
|Christian Democratic Party||Kristelig Folkeparti||1|
|Socialist Left Party||Sosialistisk Venstreparti||1|
|Total number of members:||17|
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