View of the local church
Støren within Sør-Trøndelag
|Established||1 Jan 1838|
|Disestablished||1 Jan 1964|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1648|
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Succeeded by||Midtre Gauldal in 1964|
Støren (help·info) is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality was located in the north-central part of what is now the municipality of Midtre Gauldal in Trøndelag county. The administrative center was the village of Støren where Støren Church is located.
The prestegjeld of Støren was established as a civil municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). In 1841, the large municipality of Støren was divided into three municipalities: Horg in the north (population: 2,374), Støren in the east (population: 2,312), and Soknedal in the west (population: 1,966). In 1879, the southern part of Støren (population: 585) was separated to form the new municipality of Budal. This left Støren with 1,840 residents. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Budal (population: 529), Singsås (population: 1,554), Soknedal (population: 1,916), and Støren (population: 2,296) were all merged to form the new municipality of Midtre Gauldal.
The 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.
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