Glåmos

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Glåmos
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Glåmos is located in Trøndelag
Glåmos
Glåmos
Location of the village
Glåmos is located in Norway
Glåmos
Glåmos
Glåmos (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°40′17″N 11°25′44″E / 62.6714°N 11.4288°E / 62.6714; 11.4288Coordinates: 62°40′17″N 11°25′44″E / 62.6714°N 11.4288°E / 62.6714; 11.4288
Country Norway
Region Central Norway
County Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Municipality Røros
Elevation[1] 640 m (2,100 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 7372 Glåmos

Glåmos is a mountain village in Røros municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located along the river Glåma, just west of the lake Aursunden, and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the town of Røros. It is the location of the Glåmos Church and the Glåmos Station which sits along the Rørosbanen railway. The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Glåmos which existed from 1926 until 1964. In 2001, the village had about 300 residents.[2]

The village has several old copper mines located nearby that used to supply the Røros Copper Works in the town of Røros.

Name[edit]

The first element of the name is the name of the river Glåma and the last element is os meaning the "starting point of a river". The river Glåma is considered to start near here at the end of the lake Aursunden.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glåmos, Røros (Sør-Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  2. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2017-07-18). "Glåmos - grend". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-12-21). "Glåmos". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-13.