Horg

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Horg herad
Former Municipality
Horg herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Horg herad
Horg herad
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°08′19″N 10°15′14″E / 63.13861°N 10.25389°E / 63.13861; 10.25389Coordinates: 63°08′19″N 10°15′14″E / 63.13861°N 10.25389°E / 63.13861; 10.25389
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Municipality ID NO-1650
Adm. Center Lundamo
Area[1]
 • 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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Name[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Horg" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 260.