Levanger (Southern Sami: Lievangke) is a municipality in
Trøndelag county. The Levanger administration center has 10,333
inhabitants as of 1 January 2020 and decisions on city status from
1997, but has also previously had such status with the market town
privilege from 1836 to 1961.
The municipality is located in one of Trøndelag's best agricultural districts, and almost half of the agricultural area is used for grain production. The municipality also has the county's largest milk production and second largest pig production. The industry is extensive and varied, and is dominated by the wood processing factory Norske Skog Skogn. Other important industrial industries are the engineering, food, wood and rubber and plastics industries. The municipality also has Nord University and Levanger Hospital. The retail trade is growing strongly, and Magneten is the county's second largest shopping center.
The city is centrally located with access to the sea, road to Jämtland in Sweden and with Trondheim in the south. Levanger has therefore long ago in history been a meeting place, and Marsimartnan can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Levanger celebrated its millennium anniversary in 2011. Other cultural monuments in the municipality are ancient monuments such as rock carvings, village castles and burial mounds, the medieval church Alstadhaug church, Falstad prison camp at Ekne and the ruins of Munkeby monastery. Levanger has been a member of the Cittaslow movement since 2003. In connection with this, the city has, among other things, had an environmental street built and been connected to the Farmer's Market.
The municipality borders Verdal in the northeast, Stjørdal in the south and Frosta in the west. Over Trondheimsfjorden is Inderøy municipality. Levanger municipality consists of the former municipalities Levanger, Frol, Skogn, Ytterøy and Åsen, which were merged in the 1960s. The municipality is part of Innherred joint municipality together with Verdal.