|Midtre Gauldal kommune|
Midtre Gauldal within Sør-Trøndelag
|• Mayor (2007)||Erling Lenvik (Ap)|
|• 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|
|• Rank||170 in Norway|
|• Density||3.3/km2 (9/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||4.0 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1648|
|Official language form||Neutral|
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.
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".
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.
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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.
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