Horg within Sør-Trøndelag
|Disestablished||1 Jan 1964|
|• Total||291 km2 (112 sq mi)|
|*Area at municipal dissolution.|
|• Density||8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1650|
|Preceded by||Støren in 1841|
|Succeeded by||Melhus in 1964|
Horg is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 291-square-kilometre (112 sq mi) municipality existed from 1841 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality of Horg encompassed the southern part of what is now the municipality of Melhus in Trøndelag county. The municipality included areas on both sides of the river Gaula. The administrative centre was the village of Lundamo. The main church for the municipality was Horg Church.
The municipality of Horg was established as a municipality in 1841 when the old municipality of Støren was divided into Horg, Støren, and Soknedal. The initial population of the new municipality of Horg was 2,374. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipalities of Hølonda (population: 1,428), Horg (population: 2,560), Flå (population: 843), Melhus (population: 3,978), and the Langørgen farm (population: 11) in Buvik were all merged to form a new, larger municipality of Melhus.
The municipality was named after the old Horg farm (Old Norse: hǫrgr), since the first Horg Church was built there. The name comes from the word meaning "steep rock", since there is a steep cliff just east of the farm.
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