Nord-Odal within Hedmark
|• Mayor (2011)||Lise Selnes (Ap)|
|• Total||508 km2 (196 sq mi)|
|• Land||475 km2 (183 sq mi)|
|Area rank||206 in Norway|
|• Rank||190 in Norway|
|• Density||11/km2 (30/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||-1.8 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0418|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
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).
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.
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.
- Jan Werner Danielsen, singer
- Sigurd Hoel, writer
- Lasse Sætre, bronze-medalist in the 2002 Winter Olympics (speed skating)
- "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- "Regler for bruk av kommunevåpen tilhørende Nord-Odal kommune". Nord-Odal kommune. Archived from the original on 16 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-21. (Norwegian)