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Frosta kommune
—  Municipality  —
Frosta seen from Hellan looking towards Trondheim

Trøndelag within
Norway
Frosta within Trøndelag
Country Norway
County Trøndelag
Administrative centre Frosta
Government
 • Mayor (2019) Frode Revhaug (H)
Area
 • 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 337 in Norway
Population (2020)
 • Total 2,627
 • Rank 246 in Norway
 • Density 35.4/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 5.3 %
Demonym Frosting[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-5036
Official language form Neutral
Website frosta.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

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 337th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Frosta is the 246th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,627. The municipality's population density is 35.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (92 /sq mi) and its population has increased by 5.3% over the previous 10-year period.[2][3]

General information[]

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.[4] In 2018, the municipality, which was part of the old Nord-Trøndelag county became part of the new Trøndelag county.

Name[]

The Old Norse form of the name was (also) Frosta. The meaning of the name is unknown. Historically, the name was also spelled Frosten.[5]

Coat of arms[]

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.[6][7]

Churches[]

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Frosta. It is part of the Sør-Innherad prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Frosta
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Frosta Frosta Church Frosta 1866
Logtun Church Logtun 16th century

History[]

Tinghaugen, Frostating

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.

Government[]

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.[8] The municipality falls under the Inntrøndelag District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Frosta is made up of 17 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Frosta Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:17
Frosta Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:17
Frosta Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:17
Frosta Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)11
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)9
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Non-party local list (Upolitisk Bygdaliste)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Non-party local list (Upolitisk Bygdaliste)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Non-party local list (Upolitisk bygdaliste)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Non-party local list (Upolitisk bygdaliste)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 New People's Party (Nye Folkepartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Non-party local list (Upolitisk Bygdalista)3
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:21
Frosta Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:21
Frosta Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:21
Frosta Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:20
Frosta Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:20
Frosta Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:20
Frosta Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:20

Mayor[]

The mayors of Frosta (incomplete list):

  • 2019–present: Frode Revhaug (H)
  • 2015-2019: Trine Haug (Sp)
  • 2011-2015: Johan Petter Skogseth (Sp)
  • 2009-2011: Frode Revhaug (H)
  • 2003-2009: Lars Myraune (H)
  • 1999-2003: Boje Reitan (SV)

Economy[]

Agriculture makes up the largest business in Frosta, which is sometimes called "Trondheim's kitchen garden" due to the substantial production of vegetables, strawberries, and flowers.

Notable residents[]

Lars Myraune, 2009

  • Lars Myraune (born 1944 in Frosta) a military leader, politician and Mayor of Frosta 2003–2009
  • Karin Pettersen (born 1964 in Frosta) is team handball player and team silver medallist at the 1988 & 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Vidar Riseth (born 1972 in Frosta) former football player with over 400 club caps and 52 for Norway
  • Anna Ceselie Brustad Moe (born 1975) politician for the Centre Party

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