Støren

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Støren
Village
Støren is located in Trøndelag
Støren
Støren
Location of the village
Støren is located in Norway
Støren
Støren
Støren (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°02′21″N 10°17′06″E / 63.0391°N 10.2851°E / 63.0391; 10.2851Coordinates: 63°02′21″N 10°17′06″E / 63.0391°N 10.2851°E / 63.0391; 10.2851
CountryNorway
RegionCentral Norway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictGauldalen
MunicipalityMidtre Gauldal
Area
 • Total2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation91 m (299 ft)
Population
(2017)[1]
 • Total2,331
 • Density921/km2 (2,390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7290 Støren

About this soundStøren  is the administrative centre of Midtre Gauldal municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located in the Gauldalen valley at the confluence of the rivers Gaula and Sokna. Støren is located on the European route E06 highway, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of the city of Trondheim. The junction between the Dovrebanen and Rørosbanen railway lines is at Støren Station in the northern part of the village. Støren Church, a school, government services, and commercial and industrial sites are all located in the village.[3]

The 2.53-square-kilometre (630-acre) village has a population (2017) of 2,331 which gives the village a population density of 921 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,390/sq mi).[1]

Name[edit]

The village (and parish/municipality) was named after the old Støren farm (Old Norse: Staurin), since the first Støren Church was built there. The first element is staurr' which means "pointed pole" and the last element is vin which means "meadow" or "pasture". The word staurr is probably referring to the pointed headland on which the church is located. The two rivers that form this headland are the Gaula and Sokna.[4]

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Popular culture[edit]

The Norwegian movie Bør Børson made Støren famous. In this movie, the protagonist, Bør Børson, is visiting a fictional Støren bakery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Støren, Midtre Gauldal (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2017-08-30). "Støren – tettsted". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 239.