Tydal

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Tydal kommune
Municipality
Ramsjøhytta aug 2008.JPG
Coat of arms of Tydal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Tydal kommune
Sør-Trøndelag within
Norway
Tydal within Sør-Trøndelag
Tydal within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°1′6″N 11°48′54″E / 63.01833°N 11.81500°E / 63.01833; 11.81500Coordinates: 63°1′6″N 11°48′54″E / 63.01833°N 11.81500°E / 63.01833; 11.81500
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Neadalen
Administrative centre Ås
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Kari Slungård (V)
Area
 • Total 1,329.21 km2 (513.21 sq mi)
 • Land 1,217.05 km2 (469.91 sq mi)
 • Water 112.16 km2 (43.31 sq mi)
Area rank 69 in Norway
Population (2010)
 • Total 859
 • Rank 415-416 in Norway
 • Density 0.7/km2 (2/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -9.5 %
Demonym Tydaling[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1665
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.tydal.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Tydal is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ås. Other villages include Østby, Gressli, Aunet, and Stugudalen. There is a school and a kindergarten in Tydal.

The approximately 850 inhabitants in Tydal earn a living in farming, forestry, energy production, and tourism. During Easter, the number of people in Tydal increases by up to 5,000 people. Many people from Trondheim celebrate their holidays in the 1,400 cabins located throughout the municipality of Tydal.

General information[edit]

The municipality of Tydal was established on 1 January 1901 when it was separated from the large municipality of Selbu. The initial population of Tydal was 881. The municipal borders have not changed since then.[2]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the Tya River. The first element of the name Tydal comes from the Old Norse: Þý, the old river name, which has no known meaning, and the last element (Old Norse: dalr) is means "valley" or "dale". The name was historically spelled Thidalen or Tydalen.[3]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 7 February 1997. It shows three gold Anthony's crosses on a red background. This was chosen to represent a power line and the letter T, representing the name of the municipality and the importance of hydroelectric power generation in Tydal.[4]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Tydal. It is part of the Deanery (prosti) of Stjørdal and the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Tydal
Parish
(Sokn)
Church Name Year Built Location
of the Church
Tydal Tydal kirke 1696 Aunet
Stugudal kapell 1957 Stugudalen

Geography[edit]

View from Sylan towards Nesjøen

Tydal covers an area of 1,330 square kilometres (510 sq mi). The rivers Tya River and Nea River (together forming the Nea-Nidelvvassdraget watershed) flow through Tydal on their way towards the Trondheimfjord. Tydal is situated about 260 metres (850 ft) above sea level, and the highest mountain is 1,762 metres (5,781 ft) tall.

In the southwest, the lake Nesjøen lies just west of the Sylan mountain range with the mountain Storsylen. In the north, the Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park is home to the mountain Fongen.

Transportation[edit]

Tydal is halfway between Røros and Trondheim, with Norwegian national road 705 as the most important road through Tydal. Trondheim Airport, Værnes is one hour of driving away. There are daily bus connections to Trondheim, Værnes as well as to Røros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 392. 
  4. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Tydal kommune. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 

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