Øvre Stjørdal

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Øvre Stjørdal herad

Øvre Stjørdalen
Official logo of Øvre Stjørdal herad
Nord-Trøndelag within
Norway
Øvre Stjørdal within Nord-Trøndelag
Øvre Stjørdal within Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°27′56″N 11°29′44″E / 63.4656°N 11.4955°E / 63.4656; 11.4955Coordinates: 63°27′56″N 11°29′44″E / 63.4656°N 11.4955°E / 63.4656; 11.4955
CountryNorway
CountyNord-Trøndelag
DistrictStjørdalen
Established1850
Disestablished1 Jan 1874
Administrative centreHegra
Area
 • Total1,913 km2 (739 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1874)
 • Total1,861
 • Density0.97/km2 (2.5/sq mi)
Demonym(s)stjørdaling [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1711
Preceded byStjørdalen in 1850
Succeeded byHegra and Meråker in 1874

Øvre Stjørdal or Øvre Stjørdalen is a former municipality in the old Nordre Trondhjem county in Norway. The 1,913-square-kilometre (739 sq mi) municipality existed from 1850 until its dissolution in 1874. The municipality encompassed the upper part of the Stjørdalen valley which includes what is now the municipality of Meråker and the Hegra area of the municipality of Stjørdal, both in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Hegra where the Hegra Church is located.[2][3]

History[edit]

The municipality was established in 1850 when the old municipality of Stjørdalen was divided into Øvre Stjørdal (population: 5,100) and Nedre Stjørdal (population: 6,543). On 1 January 1874, the municipality of Øvre Stjørdal ceased to exist when it was split to form two new municipalities: Hegra (population: 3,409) in the east and Meraker (population: 1,861) in the west.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Helland, Amund (1909). "Hegre herred". Norges land og folk: Nordre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian). Norway: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 50. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  3. ^ Helland, Amund (1909). "Meraker herred". Norges land og folk: Nordre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian). Norway: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 30. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.