Trysil

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Trysil kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Trysil kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Trysil kommune
Hedmark within
Norway
Trysil within Hedmark
Trysil within Hedmark
Coordinates: 61°18′36″N 12°18′54″E / 61.31000°N 12.31500°E / 61.31000; 12.31500Coordinates: 61°18′36″N 12°18′54″E / 61.31000°N 12.31500°E / 61.31000; 12.31500
Country Norway
County Hedmark
District Østerdalen
Administrative centre Innbygda
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Ole Martin Norderhaug (Ap)
Area
 • Total 3,014 km2 (1,164 sq mi)
 • Land 2,940 km2 (1,140 sq mi)
Area rank 13 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 6,955
 • Rank 141 in Norway
 • Density 2/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -4.6 %
Demonym Trysling[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0428
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.trysil.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Trysil is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Innbygda. The municipality of Trysil was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is probably named after an old farm - and this was most likely the original name of Prestgarden ("the vicarage"), where the first church was built. The meaning of the first element is unknown (maybe an old river name), the last element is sil which means "quiet stretch of a river". Prior to 1906, the name was spelled "Tryssil".[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 21 October 1991. The arms show two silver ski poles on a blue background. It is meant to symbolize Trysil in the past, present, and future. It was designed by Bjørn Ellefsæter.[3]

(See also Alvdal and Skien)

History[edit]

War memorial for the bombardment by German aviators

One of the first-known, organized ski races was held here 22 January 1862. [4] Roland Huntford, author of Two Planks and a Passion, describes this race as, "the first truly modern ski race." [4] The famous Norwegian skier Halvard Morgedal won all the competitions that year. The Trysilgutten ski club, founded in 1861, is one of the world’s oldest ski clubs. See also the Kiandra snow shoe club.

A small village in Trysil, Nybergsund, was bombed by German aviators during World War II on 11 April 1940, when King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav were there.

Economy[edit]

Farming and logging are traditionally the most important occupations in the municipality, and there are many wood related industries. The Trysilelva river was the last river in Norway with traditional timber floating. There is extensive wildlife, including a large elk population.

Trysilfjellet is the largest winter sports centre in Norway with 65 prepared slopes.

Geography[edit]

Trysil is bordered in the north by the municipalities of Engerdal and Rendalen, in the west by Åmot, and in the southwest by Elverum and Våler. The eastern border of the municipality is bordered in the north, east and south by Sweden. The main village in Trysil is Innbygda, which often is referred to as Trysil.

Notable residents[edit]

Nature[edit]

Trysil is a great place to explore the Norwegian nature and participating in various outdoor activities like guided trips, river fishing, dog sledge driving, elk safari, night photography, stargazing. This includes a mountain at Norway's largest ski resort, which offers many of the country's most widely acclaimed downhill and slalom slopes.

Aurora Borealis photographed in Trysil,Norway.
Milkyway galaxy Trysil,Norway
The rare conjunction of Venus, Jupiter created stunning night skies in Trysil Norway

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Trysil:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Hedmarkens amt (3 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 329.  (Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Kommunevåpen". Trysil kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-30.  (Norwegian)
  4. ^ a b http://secure.skimuseum.org/page.php?cid=doc164
  5. ^ "Vennskapskommuner". Trysil kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-30.  (Norwegian)

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