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Stor-Elvdal kommune
Coat of arms of Stor-Elvdal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Stor-Elvdal kommune
Hedmark within
Stor-Elvdal within Hedmark
Stor-Elvdal within Hedmark
Coordinates: 61°38′6″N 10°52′27″E / 61.63500°N 10.87417°E / 61.63500; 10.87417Coordinates: 61°38′6″N 10°52′27″E / 61.63500°N 10.87417°E / 61.63500; 10.87417
Country Norway
County Hedmark
District Østerdalen
Administrative centre Koppang
 • Mayor (2005) Sigmund Vestad (Bygdelista/Local list)
 • Total 2,166 km2 (836 sq mi)
 • Land 2,125 km2 (820 sq mi)
Area rank 25 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,819
 • Rank 283 in Norway
 • Density 1/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -12.7 %
Demonym(s) Storelvdøl[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0430
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway

Stor-Elvdal is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Koppang.

Map of Stor-Elvdal

The parish of Store Elvedalen was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The neighboring municipality of Sollia was merged with Stor-Elvdal on 1 January 1965.

General information[edit]


The Old Norse form of the name was Elfardalr. The first element is the genitive case of elfr which means "river" (here the Glomma river) and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale".[2]

The first element Stor- (meaning "big") was later added to distinguish it from the municipality of Lille Elvedalen (now called Alvdal). (In the late Middle Ages the two districts was distinguished by ytre [meaning "outer"] and øvre [meaning "upper"].)


The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1988). The arms show two silver-colored two-man saws on a green background.


Stor-Elvdal is bordered on the north by the municipalities of Folldal and Alvdal, on the east by Rendalen, in the south by Åmot and Ringsaker, in the west by Øyer and Ringebu, and in the northwest by Sør-Fron.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Stor-Elvdal:[3]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Hedmarkens amt (in Norwegian) (3 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 353. 
  3. ^ "Internasjonal kommune" (in Norwegian). Stor-Elvdal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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