View of the village of Røyrvik
Røyrvik within Nord-Trøndelag
|• Mayor (2007)||Morten Magnar Namsvatn (KrF)|
|• Total||1,584.76 km2 (611.88 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,332.40 km2 (514.44 sq mi)|
|• Water||252.36 km2 (97.44 sq mi)|
|Area rank||44 in Norway|
|• Rank||426 in Norway|
|• Density||0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||-14.1 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1739|
|Official language form||Neutral|
Røyrvik (Southern Sami: Raarvihke) is a village and municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Røyrvik. The area has always had a strong Sami influence.
The 0.39-square-kilometre (96-acre) village of Røyrvik sits in the central part of the municipality and serves as the administrative center of the municipality. The village of Røyrvik has a population (2013) of 231, which gives it a population density of 592 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,530/sq mi).
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Røyrvik farm (historically: Røirviken), since the first church, Røyrvik Church, was built there (in 1828). The first element is røyr which means Arctic char and the last element is vik which means "inlet".
The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 13 December 1985. The arms show a silver cross design on a blue background. This design is a common decoration on the pottery, hand-made articles, and traditional pewter embroidery found in the area. These objects were made by the ancestors of the Southern Sámi people presently living in the area. The crosses probably indicate the four points of the compass.
of the Church
The area is covered with many large lakes such as Limingen, the 9th largest in Norway. Other lakes include Jengelvatnet, Namsvatnet, Ovrejaevrie, Storgollomsvatnet, Tunnsjøen, and Tunnsjøflyan. The river Namsen begins in the lake Namsvatnet.
From 1911 until World War I, mining explorations were conducted in the Gjersvik areas. The modern Grong Gruber mines were active in the Joma area from 1972 until 1998. Farming and reindeer husbandry have always been a source of income in the area. The mining buildings now house various small industrial firms.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
- Rygh, Oluf (1903). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Trondhjems amt (dokpro.uio.no) (in Norwegian) (15 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 299.
- Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 13 November 2008.
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