Brekken

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Brekken herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1642
Adm. Center Brekken
Area[1]
 • Total 843 km2 (325 sq mi)
Created from Røros in 1926
Merged into Røros in 1964
Brekken
Prahke
Village
View of the church
View of the church
Brekken is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Brekken
Brekken
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 62°38′50″N 11°52′19″E / 62.64722°N 11.87194°E / 62.64722; 11.87194Coordinates: 62°38′50″N 11°52′19″E / 62.64722°N 11.87194°E / 62.64722; 11.87194
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Municipality Røros
Elevation[2] 696 m (2,283 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7370 Brekkebygd

Brekken (Southern Sami: Prahke) is a village and former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It was located in the northeastern part of the present-day municipality of Røros. The village is located at the eastern end of the lake Aursund, just about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of the border with Sweden.[1]

The village, also called Brekkebygda, has a school, shop, gas station, post office, bank, sports fields, and Brekken Church. The Brekken airport opened in August 2009. The mountains around Brekken are easily accessible and offer various hiking opportunities in summer and winter. With all the nearby lakes and rivers, the area abounds in good fishing. The area contains several sites of interest to botanists, geologists and ornithologists.[3]

History[edit]

The parish of Brekken was established as a municipality in 1926 when the large municipality of Røros was split into four separate municipalities: Brekken, Glåmos, Røros bergstad, and Røros landsogn. Initially, Brekken had a population of 1,098. On 1 January 1964, the four municipalities were reunited under the name Røros. Before the merger Brekken had a population of 964.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Brekken – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Brekken" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Brekken – bygd i Røros" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.