View of the local church
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Merged into||Midtre Gauldal in 1964|
|• Total||2.49 km2 (0.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|• Density||919/km2 (2,380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7290 Støren|
Støren (help·info) is a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality is located in the north-central part of the present-day municipality of Midtre Gauldal. The municipal center of Støren was the village of Støren, where Støren Church is located.
Today, the village of Støren is the administrative centre of the municipality of Midtre Gauldal. It is located along the European route E6 highway and it is the junction of the Dovrebanen and Rørosbanen railway lines, at Støren Station. The village is also located at the confluence of the Gaula River and Sokna River. The 2.49-square-kilometre (0.96 sq mi) village has a population (2013) of 2,289. The population density is 919 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,380/sq mi).
Støren was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). In 1841, the large municipality of Støren was divided into three municipalities: Horg in the north, Støren in the east, and Soknedal in the west. The new, smaller Støren had a population of 2,312. In 1879, the southern part of Støren was separated to form the new municipality of Budal. This left Støren with 1,840 residents. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Budal, Soknedal, Singsås, and Støren were merged to form the new municipality of Midtre Gauldal. Prior to the merger, Støren had a population of 2,296.
The parish is named after the old Støren farm (Old Norse: Staurin), since the first church was built there. The first element is staurr' which means "pointed pole", and the last element is vin which means "meadow" or "pasture". The word staurr is probably referring to the pointed headland made by the meeting of the two rivers on which the church is lying: Gaula River and Sokna River.
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