Øvre Stjørdal

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Øvre Stjørdal herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1711
Created from Stjørdalen in 1850
Split into Hegra and Meråker in 1874

Øvre Stjørdal is a former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It encompassed the present-day municipality of Meråker as well as part of the present-day municipality of Stjørdal.

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The municipality of Øvre Stjørdal was established in 1850 when the municipality of Stjørdalen (see formannskapsdistrikt) was divided into Nedre Stjørdal and Øvre Stjørdal. The initial population of Øvre Stjørdal was 5,100. On 1 January 1874, Øvre Stjørdal ceased to exist when it was split to form two new municipalities: Hegra and Meråker. Prior to the split, the population was 5,270.[1]

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