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Hitra

Hitra is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality covers the island of Hitra and hundreds smaller islands, islets, and skerries. It is part of the Fosen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Fillan. Other villages include Andersskogan, Ansnes, Forsnes, Hestvika, Knarrlagsund, Kvenvær, Melandsjøen, Nordbotn, Sandstad, and Ulvan.

The 680-square-kilometre (260 sq mi) municipality is the 165th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Hitra is the 213th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 4,648. The municipality's population density is 7.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (19/sq mi) and its population has increased by 12.5% over the last decade.

Hitra is famous in Norway for its large and dense population of Red Deer (as symbolised in its coat of arms — see image right). Hitra is a member of the International Island Games Association.

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