Orkland (former municipality)

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Orkland herred
Coat of arms of Orkland herred
Coat of arms
Official logo of Orkland herred
Sør-Trøndelag within
Orkland within Sør-Trøndelag
Orkland within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°11′17″N 09°45′58″E / 63.18806°N 9.76611°E / 63.18806; 9.76611Coordinates: 63°11′17″N 09°45′58″E / 63.18806°N 9.76611°E / 63.18806; 9.76611
Established1 Jan 1920
Disestablished1 Jan 1963
Administrative centreVormstad
 • Total169 km2 (65 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
 • Total1,707
 • Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1637
Preceded byOrkdal in 1920
Succeeded byOrkdal in 1963

Orkland is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed only for a short time, from 1920 until 1963. The 169-square-kilometre (65 sq mi) municipality encompassed the central part of what is now the municipality of Orkland in Trøndelag county. The main church of the municipality was Moe Church, just south of the village of Vormstad, the administrative centre of the municipality. Most of the population lived in the Orkdalen valley along the river Orklaelva and near the lake Hostovatnet. The main village areas were Vormstad, Svorkmo, and Hoston.[1]


The municipality of Orkland was originally a part of the municipality of Orkdal (see formannskapsdistrikt), but on 1 July 1920 it was separated from Orkdal to form a new municipality of its own. Initially, it had a population of 1,760. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1963, the municipalities of Orkland, Orkanger, Orkdal, and Geitastrand were merged to form a new, larger municipality of Orkdal. Prior to the merger, Orkland had a population of 1,707.[2]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Orkland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.