Berkåk

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Berkåk
Village
Berkåk is located in Trøndelag
Berkåk
Berkåk
Location of the village
Berkåk is located in Norway
Berkåk
Berkåk
Berkåk (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°49′41″N 10°00′33″E / 62.8280°N 10.0093°E / 62.8280; 10.0093Coordinates: 62°49′41″N 10°00′33″E / 62.8280°N 10.0093°E / 62.8280; 10.0093
Country Norway
Region Central Norway
County Trøndelag
District Orkdalen
Municipality Rennebu
Area[1]
 • Total 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 426 m (1,398 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 976
 • Density 739/km2 (1,910/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 7391 Rennebu

Berkåk is the administrative centre of the municipality of Rennebu in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Orkladalen valley along the river Orkla. The village lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the village of Ulsberg and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southeast of the village of Stamnan. The European route E06 highway runs through the village, as does the Dovrebanen railway line which stops at Berkåk Station. Berkåk Church is also located in the village.

The 1.32-square-kilometre (330-acre) village has a population (2017) of 976 which gives the village a population density of 739 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,910/sq mi).[1]

Along the E6 highway south of the village, is the Kunstsenteret Birka, the national centre for arts and crafts. Every August, since 1986, the village hosts the large fair called Rennebumartnan.[3]

In the 1500s and 1600s, the village was named Birckagir, Berckager, and Berchager. More recently the spelling was Bjerkaager or Bjerkaaker.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Berkåk, Rennebu (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  3. ^ "Rennebumartnan".