:"Not to be confused with Hirta or Hidra"Infobox_Kommune
name = Hitra
idnumber = 1617
county = Sør-Trøndelag
landscape =
capital = Fillan
governor = Ole Haugen (AP)
governor_as_of = 2007
arearank = 163
area = 685
arealand = 646
areapercent = 0.21
population_as_of = 2004
populationrank = 226
population = 4,090
populationpercent = 0.09
populationdensity = 6
populationincrease = -2.1
demonym = Hitraværing or Hitterværing
language = Neutral
lat_deg = 63 | lat_min = 32 | lat_sec = 50 | lon_deg = 8 | lon_min = 51 | lon_sec = 17
utm_zone = 32V | utm_northing = 7046597 | utm_easting = 0492780 | geo_cat = adm2nd

munwebpage = www.hitra.kommune.no

Hitra is a municipality in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.

Hitra was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Frøya was separated from Hitra as a municipality of its own in 1877. Three parishes of the main island of Hitra was also later separated as municipalities of their own (Fillan 1877, Kvenvær 1912 and Sandstad (from Fillan) 1914), but these were merged with Hitra again January 1, 1964.

Hitra is the seventh largest island of mainland Norway, and is bordered by Frøya to the north. It lies on the Trondheimsfjord. The highest point on the island is called Mørkdalstuva, and is 345 m above sea level. The administrative centre of Hitra is Fillan. Hitra is famous in Norway for its large and dense population of Red Deer (notice the coat of arms). Between Hitra and Frøya lies a little island called Dolmøya.

Hitra is a member of the International Island Games Association.

The name

The Norse form of the name was "Hitr". The name is probably derived from a word with the meaning 'split, cleft' (referring to the many inlets of the island).


The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1987). It shows the head of a Red Deer.

(See also the coat-of-arms of Gjemnes, Hjartdal and Voss.)


The company "Kystekspressen" runs westamaran services from Trondheim and Kristiansund. There is also a 5,610 metre long underwater tunnel (the "Hitratunnelen") connecting Hitra to the mainland.


There is a windfarm on the island, Hitra Wind Farm, founded in 2004 which has 24 windmills and produces at a rate of 55 MW.

External links

* [http://www.statkraft.com/ Hitra Vindpark]


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