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Nord-Odal kommune
Church in Nord-Odal
Church in Nord-Odal
Coat of arms of Nord-Odal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Nord-Odal kommune
Hedmark within
Nord-Odal within Hedmark
Nord-Odal within Hedmark
Coordinates: 60°26′32″N 11°34′5″E / 60.44222°N 11.56806°E / 60.44222; 11.56806Coordinates: 60°26′32″N 11°34′5″E / 60.44222°N 11.56806°E / 60.44222; 11.56806
DistrictOdal, Norway
Administrative centreSand
 • Mayor (2011)Lise Selnes (Ap)
 • Total508 km2 (196 sq mi)
 • Land475 km2 (183 sq mi)
Area rank#206 in Norway
 • Total5,073
 • Rank#190 in Norway
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0418
Official language formBokmål

Nord-Odal is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Odal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sand. The parish of Nordre Odalen was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

General information[edit]


The last element is the old district name Odal (Old Norse: Ódalr). The first element of this is ó, a sideform of á which means "river" (here the Glomma river). The last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale".

The first element Nord- (meaning "northern") was added after 1819 when the parish of Odal was divided in two. (See also Sør-Odal.)


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 10 January 1992. The arms show two black grapple tools on a gold background. They represent the tradition of forestry and logging in the municipality.[2]

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nord-Odal by country of origin in 2017[3]
Ancestry Number
 Poland 42
 Lithuania 30
 Sweden 25
 Thailand 16
 Syria 15
 Afghanistan 14
 Denmark 13


Nord-Odal is situated around the northern edge of the lake Storsjøen, bordered to the north by the municipality of Stange, to the east by Åsnes and Grue, to the south by Sør-Odal and Nes, and to the west by Eidsvoll.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Regler for bruk av kommunevåpen tilhørende Nord-Odal kommune" (in Norwegian). Nord-Odal kommune. Archived from the original on 16 June 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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