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Coat of arms of the municipality of Ørland
Ørland (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 5057
Province  (county) : Trøndelag
Coordinates : 63 ° 42 '  N , 9 ° 36'  E Coordinates: 63 ° 42 '  N , 9 ° 36'  E
Surface: 457.07 km²
Residents: 10,323  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 23 inhabitants per km²
Language form : Bokmål
Mayor : Tom Myrvold  ( H ) (2019)
Location in the province of Trøndelag
Location of the municipality in the Trøndelag province

Ørland is a municipality in the central Norwegian Fylke Trøndelag . It includes the peninsula of the same name at the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord in the North Sea. As part of the local reform in Norway Ørland and were Bjugn merged on January 1, 2020th

Aerial view of the southern tip of the Ørland peninsula

One of Norway's largest military airfields is located in Ørland . It was built in 1941–1944 under the German occupation of prisoners of war. During the Second World War , up to 7,000 German soldiers were stationed here, and up to 10,000 prisoners of war performed forced labor here. Today the airfield serves as a base for the Norwegian Air Force and as an AWACS base for NATO .

Another military legacy of the German occupation is the Austrått fortress. The facility is now a museum and houses, among other things, the gun turret "C" of the battleship Gneisenau . After the heavily damaged ship was decommissioned in 1942, the gun was reused here. This coastal battery was called Fortress Agdenes by the German military .

In addition to the airport, the main employers on site are the Tine cheese dairy and the Mascot Høie textile factory .

The Austrått manor (built in 1656) with an old (and probably the world's northernmost) sessile oak is well worth seeing . The earliest construction of the castle is in the 11th century. Today it is owned by the state.

Web links

Commons : Ørland  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning
  2. Navn på nye kommuner. February 19, 2019, accessed January 22, 2020 (Norwegian).
  3. Austrått ( Memento of 28 July 2013, Internet Archive ).