|Midtre Gauldal kommune|
Midtre Gauldal within Trøndelag
|Established||1 Jan 1964|
|• Mayor (2015)||Sivert Moen (Sp)|
|• Total||1,860.51 km2 (718.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,807.17 km2 (697.75 sq mi)|
|• Water||53.34 km2 (20.59 sq mi) 2.9%|
|Area rank||#35 in Norway|
|• Rank||#166 in Norway|
|• Density||3.5/km2 (9/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||7.3%|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-5027|
|Official language form||Neutral|
Midtre Gauldal is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Støren. Other villages in the municipality include Singsås, Soknedal, Enodden, and Rognes.
The 1,861-square-kilometre (719 sq mi) municipality is the 35th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Midtre Gauldal is the 166th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 6,319. The municipality's population density is 3.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.1/sq mi) and its population has increased by 7.3% over the last decade.
Midtre Gauldal was established as a new municipality on 1 January 1964 after the merger of the old municipalities of Budal, Singsås, Soknedal, and Støren. On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Sør-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county.
The name Midtre Gauldal was created in 1964. The first element is the Norwegian word Midtre meaning "middle" and the last part is Gauldal which is the name of the valley through which the river Gaula flows. Therefore, the meaning of the name is "the middle part of Gauldalen".
Coat of arms
The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 17 December 1982. The arms show a silver crossed-Y figure on a green background. The crossed-Y has several meanings. First, it symbolizes the landscape which is based on the meeting of the main Gauldal and Soknedal valleys at the village of Støren. Furthermore, the municipality has a major Y-shaped road-and-railway junction. Finally, the Budal Church, dating from 1745 is one of the oldest and one of the few remaining Y-shaped churches in the country.
|Parish (Sokn)||Church Name||Location of the Church||Year Built|
The municipality is bordered by Meldal and Rennebu municipalities to the west, Melhus and Selbu municipalities to the north, Holtålen municipality to the east, and Os and Tynset municipalities (in Hedmark county) to the south.
The lake Samsjøen is located in the northern part of the municipality. The Gauldalen valley follows the Gaula River through the municipality. The mountain Forollhogna lies on the southern border of the municipality inside Forollhogna National Park.
All municipalities in Norway, including Midtre Gauldal, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipality falls under the Sør-Trøndelag District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.
|Party Name||Name in Norwegian||Number of
|Christian Democratic Party||Kristelig Folkeparti||2|
|Local Lists||Lokale lister||3|
|Total number of members:||33|
European route E6 crosses the municipality from north to south. The Dovrebanen and Rørosbanen railway lines also cross the municipality. Some of the stations on those lines include Støren Station and Singsås Station.
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