Midtre Gauldal

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Midtre Gauldal kommune
Municipality
Soknedal Midtre Gauldal.jpg
Coat of arms of Midtre Gauldal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Midtre Gauldal kommune
Sør-Trøndelag within
Norway
Midtre Gauldal within Sør-Trøndelag
Midtre Gauldal within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 62°55′16″N 10°30′2″E / 62.92111°N 10.50056°E / 62.92111; 10.50056Coordinates: 62°55′16″N 10°30′2″E / 62.92111°N 10.50056°E / 62.92111; 10.50056
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Gauldal
Administrative centre Støren
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Erling Lenvik (Ap)
Area
 • Total 1,860.51 km2 (718.35 sq mi)
 • Land 1,807.48 km2 (697.87 sq mi)
 • Water 53.03 km2 (20.47 sq mi)
Area rank 35 in Norway
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,012
 • Rank 170 in Norway
 • Density 3.3/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 4.0 %
Demonym Gauldaling
Gauldøl[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1648
Official language form Neutral
Website www.midtre-gauldal.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Midtre Gauldal is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Støren. Other villages in the municipality include Singsås, Soknedal, Enodden, and Rognes.

General information[edit]

Midtre Gauldal was established as a new municipality on 1 January 1964 after the merger of the old municipalities of Budal, Singsås, Soknedal, and Støren.[2]

Name[edit]

The name Midtre Gauldal was created in 1964. The first element is the Norwegian word Midtre meaning "middle" and the last part is Gauldal which is the name of the valley through which the Gaula River flows. Therefore the meaning of the name is "the middle part of Gauldalen".[3]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 17 December 1982. The arms show a silver crossed-Y figure on a green background. The crossed-Y has several meanings. First it symbolizes the landscape which is based on the meeting of the main Gauldal and Soknedal valleys at the village of Støren. Furthermore, the municipality has a major Y-shaped road-and-railway junction. Finally, the Budal Church, dating from 1745 is one of the oldest and one of the few remaining Y-shaped churches in the country.[4]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has four parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Midtre Gauldal. It is part of the Deanery (prosti) of Gauldal and the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Midtre Gauldal
Parish
(Sokn)
Church Name Year Built Location
of the Church
Budal Budal kirke 1754 Budal
Singsås Singsås kirke 1884 Singsås
Soknedal Soknedal kirke 1933 Soknedal
Støren Støren kirke 1817 Støren

Geography[edit]

View of the Gaula River at Kotsøy

The municipality is bordered by Meldal and Rennebu to the west, Melhus and Selbu to the north, Holtålen to the east, and Os and Tynset (in Hedmark county) to the south.

The lake Samsjøen is located in the northern part of the municipality. The Gauldalen valley follows the Gaula River through the municipality.

The mountain Forollhogna lies on the southern border of the municipality inside Forollhogna National Park.

Transportation[edit]

The European route E6 highway crosses the municipality from north to south. The Dovrebanen and Rørosbanen railway lines also cross the municipality. Some of the stations on those lines include Støren Station and Singsås Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Midtre Gauldal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  4. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 26 October 2008. 

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