Trøndelag County Authority


Trøndelag county emerged after the merging of the two former counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag on January 1, 2018. The name Trøndelag, norrønt Þróndalog – originally meant “the Trøndernes area of law”.

Trøndelag borders the counties Nordland in the north, Møre and Romsdal in the southwest and Oppland and Hedmark in the south. In the east, Trøndelag borders Jämtland county in Sweden and in the west lies the coast towards the Norwegian Sea.

With more than 41,000 square kilometers, Trøndelag is Norway’s second largest county in area. The county is also the country’s fifth most populous, with a population of 458,744 (as of 1. January 2018).

The new county has two localities, Steinkjer and Trondheim. The administration center with councilor function has been added to Steinkjer, while the mayor function is in Trondheim.

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Trondheim Municipality

Trondheim is located at the outlet of the river Nidelva in the Trondheim Fjord. The city, with its 196.159 inhabitants (as of 1. January 2019), is the largest in Trøndelag and has a strong position as a trading center for the Trøndelag region. Trondheim municipality is also the third most populous municipality in Norway.

The city has a high number of students (every sixth inhabitant), which means that the actual population may be higher.

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Inntrøndelag Region 


The Inn-Trøndelag Region consist of: Snåsa Municipality, Inderøy Municipality and Steinkjer Municipality.

Snåsa Municipality is a distinctive open-air municipality. The main industries in Snåsa are agriculture and forestry. Inderøy Municipality is concerned about cultural experiences and Inderøysodd is eaten for everyday life and parties throughout the country. Steinkjer is one of the country’s largest agricultural and forestry municipalities. Steinkjer also has the geographical centre of Norway. In Verran, now belonging to Steinkjer Municipality, the main activity is industry, and until 1997 large-scale mining of iron ore was also conducted in the municipality.

Snåsa Municipality
Inderøy Municipality
Steinkjer Municipality

Levanger Municipality

Levanger Municipality has 20.208 inhabitants (as of 1.July 2019). Levanger city is the administration center. People have lived in the Levanger area for thousands of years, and Levanger marked the millennium in 2011.

The municipality is one of Trøndelag’s best agricultural districts, and almost half of the agricultural land goes to grain production. The industry is extensive and varied, and is dominated by the wood processing factory Norske Skog Skogn.

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Verdal kommune

Verdal Municipality borders to Steinkjer, Inderøy and Snåsa in the north and to Meråker and Levanger in the south and to Sweden in the east. The municipality has a population of  14.979 (as of 30. June 2019).

Historically, Verdal is best known for the Battle of Stiklestad, that took place there in 1030, and the famous The Saint Olav Drama is shown each year during Olsok. The municipality is a significant industrial municipality and in 2008, 20 per cent were employed in industry.

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Nord University (Campus Stjørdal, Levanger Steinkjer Namsos)

Nord University is committed to delivering relevant educational programmes and research, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, and welfare, health and education. Nord University was founded and accredited on January 1 2016 and is state-owned higher education institution. Nord University has 12,000 students and 1,200 employees, spread across nine campuses.

Nord University has a focus on developing regional networks with communities, business and industry, which is strengthened by a decentralised model. Cooperation between the university and community and working life stimulates development, through the education of professionals and leaders and through research that contributes to economic growth.

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SpareBank 1 SMN

SpareBank1 SMN

The head office is in Trondheim and the group and its subsidiaries employ close to 1,500 staff. SpareBank 1 SMN is a regional independent bank with a local footing. Closeness and capability are the hallmarks of their relationship to the market.

SpareBank 1 SMN is the largest bank in Trøndelag and in the North-West Norway. They are located in 46 locations in 42 municipalities. Furthermore, Sparebank 1 SMN is a one-stop provider to households and firms in the fields of financing, savings and investment, insurance and payment services, and has 223,000 retail customers and 15,000 corporate customers.

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NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research


Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) is to contribute to food security and safety, sustainable resource management, innovation and value creation through research and knowledge production within food, forestry and other biobased industries.

The institute will prove research. administrative support and knowledge for use in national preparedness, administration, business and sociaty as a whole.

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SINTEF is one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations, and set out to contribute to increased value creation, improved quality of life and sustainable development.

SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. In 2016, SINTEF carried out 5700 research projects for 4000 customers. Their multidisciplinary approach enables them to create teams with the broad range of expertise their customers and projects often demand.

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TrønderEnergi strives to create value through environmentally friendly production and distribution of energy for the benefit of the local region. The Group generates annual sales of approximately NOK 1.5 billion and employs around 400 staff (about 150 without distribution). TrønderEnergi is organised as a group where TrønderEnergi AS is the parent company of a number of subsidiaries.

The main focus of the Group is renewable energy production and energy relateded business. TrønderEnergi is owned by 24 municipalities in Trøndelag county, KLP (Kommunal Landspensjonskasse mutual insurance company) and Nordmøre Energiverk AS.

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The County Governor of Trøndelag

The County Governor of Trøndelag is the state representative in Trøndelag and is responsible for following up decisions, goals and guidelines from the norwegian parliament ‘Storting’ and the government. The county governor is an important link between the municipalities and the central authorities.

The county governor in Trøndelag has around 260 employees working in one of the seven departments or in a staff under the county governor, and will contribute to making Trøndelag a good county to live and to work in.

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