Glåmos

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Glåmos herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1643
Adm. Center Glåmos
Created from Røros in 1926
Merged into Røros in 1964
Glåmos
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Glåmos is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Glåmos
Glåmos
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 62°40′22″N 11°25′26″E / 62.67278°N 11.42389°E / 62.67278; 11.42389Coordinates: 62°40′22″N 11°25′26″E / 62.67278°N 11.42389°E / 62.67278; 11.42389
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Municipality Røros
Elevation[1] 640 m (2,100 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7372 Glåmos

Glåmos is a village and former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It was located in the northwestern part of the present-day municipality of Røros. The village of Glåmos is located along the river Glåma, just west of the lake Aursund and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the town of Røros. It is the location of the Glåmos Church and the Glåmos Station on the Rørosbanen railway.[2]

History[edit]

The parish of Glåmos 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, Glåmos had a population of 983. On 1 January 1964, the four municipalities were reunited under the name Røros. Before the merger Glåmos had a population of 700.[3]

Name[edit]

The first element of the name is the name of the river Glåma and the last element is os meaning the "starting point of a river". The river Glåma is considered to start near here at the end of the lake Aursunden.[4]

References[edit]

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