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Trøndelag county council

While the term county (fylke) denotes the geographical area, the County Council (fylkeskommune) is the democratically elected body, that provides a wide range of public welfare services. Norway's public sector is comprised of three levels: the national government, the municipalities, and between them, the county councils.

Our responsibilities

Trøndelag County Council is responsible for developing the region in several ways. We provide upper secondary education, dental health services and public transportation. We are also in charge of the majority of the public roads, a variety of cultural activities, environmental issues and to facilitate economic growth and development.

The political leadership

The County Council is the supreme political body of the county, making decisions on important matters and matters of principle. The County Council appoints a County Mayor. Today, the County Mayor is Mr. Tore O. Sandvik.

The County Executive Board (fylkesutvalget) is concerned with matters relating to finance and planning. It also prepares matters for the County Council. The board is elected by the County Council among its members.

Specialist committees (hovedutvalg) in The County Council

  • Education
  • Culture
  • Business
  • Transport
  • Roads

The county administration

The administration is situated both in Trondheim and Steinkjer. The administration is led by the Chief County Executive, currently Mr. Odd Inge Mjøen.

Departments in The County Administration

  • Finance and digital development
  • Education
  • Culture and public health
  • Planning and businesses
  • Transport
  • The assisting Chief County Executive (administration)

Some facts about Trøndelag

January 1st 2018 the two counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag became one county, after voting over the matter in both County Councils. Trøndelag has around 420 000 inhabitants. Trondheim is the biggest city in the region with approximately 170 000 inhabitants. Trondheim was Norways first capital (1030-1217). The exactly measured geographical centre of Norway is in Steinkjer. Trøndelag has seven national parks and two nature reserves. The Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, in which King Olav II (later known as Saint Olav) was killed, represents a turning point in Norwegian history and marks Norway's transition from paganism to Christianity. The mining town Røros was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1980. For more information, please contact us:

+47 74 17 40 00

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Sist oppdatert 25.05.2017