|• Total||291 km2 (112 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Created from||Støren in 1841|
|Merged into||Melhus in 1964|
Horg is a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The administrative centre was the village of Lundamo. Horg encompasses the southern part of the present-day municipality of Melhus on both sides of the Gaula River. The main church for the area was Horg Church.
The municipality of Horg was established as a municipality in 1841 when the municipality of Støren was divided into Horg, Støren, and Soknedal. The initial population of the new municipality of Horg was 2,374. On 1 January 1964, Horg was merged with Flå, Hølonda, Melhus, and part of Buvik to form a new, larger municipality of Melhus. Prior to the merger, Horg had a population of 2,560.
The municipality was named after the old Horg farm (Old Norse: hǫrgr), since the first church was built there. The name comes from the word meaning "steep rock", since there is a steep cliff just east of the farm.
- Store norske leksikon. "Horg" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-17.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
- Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 260.
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