Stjørdalselva

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Coordinates: 63°26′50″N 10°54′24″E / 63.44722°N 10.90667°E / 63.44722; 10.90667
Stjørdalselva
River
Stjørdalselva at Hegra (2014).jpg
View of the river at Hegra
Country Norway
Region Nord-Trøndelag
Municipalities Meråker, Stjørdal
Tributaries
 - left Kåpperåa, Funna, Forra
 - right Dalåa, Torsbjørka, Sona
Cities Midtbygda, Gudå, Hegra, Hell
Source Confluence of Dalåa and Torsbjørka
 - location Meråker, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
 - elevation 120 m (394 ft)
 - coordinates 63°24′24″N 11°44′38″E / 63.40667°N 11.74389°E / 63.40667; 11.74389
Mouth Trondheimsfjord
 - location Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 63°26′50″N 10°54′24″E / 63.44722°N 10.90667°E / 63.44722; 10.90667
Length 70 km (43 mi)
Basin 2,111 km2 (815 sq mi)

Stjørdalselva (English: Stjørdal River) is a 70-kilometre (43 mi) long river that reaches from near the NorwegianSwedish border down the Stjørdalen valley through the municipalities of Meråker and Stjørdal before entering the Trondheimsfjord. The mouth is located between the villages of Stjørdalshalsen and Hell just south of Trondheim Airport, Værnes. The mouth of the river was moved to allow the runway to expand into the delta.[1]

Stjørdalen valley with Stjørdalselva

The European route E14 highway and the Meråker Line railway follow the river from its source the entire length of the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Stjørdalselva" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-04.