Central Norway (Bokmål: Midt-Norge, Nynorsk: Midt-Noreg) is an administrative division that includes the counties of Nord-Trøndelag, Sør-Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal and is used by, for example, the regional health authorities and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Compared to the traditional regions of Norway it covers all of Trøndelag and some of Vestlandet. It has a total population of just over 700,000 people, with the Trondheim metropolitan region accounting for roughly 260,000.
There has been some political movement towards replacing the counties with larger regions. It is then expected that much of Central Norway, at least Trøndelag and Nordmøre, will form one such region due to the historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
- Statistics Norway
- Adresseavisen: Vil ha færre og større regioner, 22 April 2007 (Norwegian)
- NRK Nyheter: Foreslår ni regioner, 02 July 2006 (Norwegian)