Byneset herred
Former Municipality
Byneset herred

Location in Sør-Trøndelag

Coordinates: 63°22′34″N 10°08′10″E / 63.37611°N 10.13611°E / 63.37611; 10.13611Coordinates: 63°22′34″N 10°08′10″E / 63.37611°N 10.13611°E / 63.37611; 10.13611
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
Municipality ID NO-1655
Adm. Center Byneset
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Trondheim in 1964

Byneset is a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The largest village in Byneset is Spongdal, other villages include Byneset and Langørjan. The municipality of Byneset encompassed the western part of present-day Trondheim municipality. It sits along an arm of the Trondheimsfjord, separated from the rest of the city by the Bymarka recreation area. The local Byneset church is one of the oldest stone churches in Norway.[1]


The municipality of Byneset was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1835 census, there were 2,143 people living in Byneset.[2] In 1855, the southern parish of Buvik (population: 841) was separated from Byneset to form its own municipality. This left Byneset with a population of 2,109. On 1 January 1964, Byneset was incorporated into the urban municipality of Trondheim, along with Leinstrand, Strinda, and Tiller. Byneset was the smallest of those municipalities prior to the merger, with a population of 2,049.[3]


  1. Store norske leksikon. "Byneset – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  2. Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Sør-Trøndelag 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø.
  3. Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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