Verdalsøra

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Verdalsøra
Verdal
Town
Verdalsøra is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Verdalsøra
Verdalsøra
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°47′35″N 11°28′54″E / 63.79306°N 11.48167°E / 63.79306; 11.48167Coordinates: 63°47′35″N 11°28′54″E / 63.79306°N 11.48167°E / 63.79306; 11.48167
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Innherred
Municipality Verdal
Area[1]
 • Total 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 7,906
 • Density 1,392/km2 (3,610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7650 Verdal

Verdalsøra is a town in the municipality of Verdal in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The town is the administrative center of the municipality. It is located along the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Verdalselva. The village of Vinne lies 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the southeast, Trones lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the north, the villages of Forbregd/Lein lie about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the northeast (along the lake Leksdalsvatnet), and the village of Stiklestad lies about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the east. In 1998, Verdalsøra declared itself a town.

The European route E6 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line run north and south through the town, with one railway stop in the town: Verdal Station. The 5.68-square-kilometre (2.19 sq mi) town has a population (2013) of 7,906. The population density of Verdalsøra is 1,392 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,610/sq mi).[1] Aker Verdal has a large shipyard in Verdal. Verdalsøra Chapel is located in the town. Verdalsøra is also the location of the local secondary school, Verdal videregående skole and a folk high school (Norwegian: folkehøyskole). The Rinnleiret beach area lies just south of the town, on the border with Levanger.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Verdal" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Verdalsøra" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-07-04.