Stor-Elvdal

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Stor-Elvdal kommune
The river Glomma running through the municipality
The river Glomma running through the municipality
Coat of arms of Stor-Elvdal kommune
Official logo of Stor-Elvdal kommune
Stor-Elvdal within Innlandet
Stor-Elvdal within Innlandet
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
CountryNorway
CountyInnlandet
DistrictØsterdalen
Administrative centreKoppang
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Even Moen (Sp)
Area
 • Total2,165.78 km2 (836.21 sq mi)
 • Land2,126.99 km2 (821.24 sq mi)
 • Water38.79 km2 (14.98 sq mi)  1.8%
 • Rank#29 in Norway
Population
 (2021)
 • Total2,378
 • Rank#261 in Norway
 • Density1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Decrease −10.8%
Demonym(s)Storelvdøl[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3423
Official language formBokmål[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Stor-Elvdal is a municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Koppang. Other villages in the municipality include Atna, Evenstad, and Sollia.[3]

The 2,166-square-kilometre (836 sq mi) municipality is the 28th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Stor-Elvdal is the 261st most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,378. The municipality's population density is 1.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.8/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 10.8% over the previous 10-year period.[4][5]

General information[edit]

The parish of Store Elvedalen was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1965, the neighboring municipality of Sollia (population: 356) was merged with Stor-Elvdal (population: 3,808) to form a new, larger municipality of Stor-Elvdal.[3][6]

Name[edit]

The municipality is named Stor-Elvdalen after the old name of the historic prestegjeld with the same name. The name Elvdalen is the historic name for the area (Old Norse: Elfardalr). The first element this part of the name is the genitive case of the word elfr which means "river" (here it is referring to the Glomma river) and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale". Thus this word means "river valley". The first element of the name is Stor- which means "big". This prefix was added to the old name "Elvdalen" to distinguish it from the municipality of Lille Elvedalen (later the name was shortened to Alvdal). In the late Middle Ages the two areas were distinguished using the words Ytre Elvdalen (meaning "outer" Elvdalen) and Øvre Elvdalen (meaning "upper" Elvdalen).[3][7]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms were granted in 1988. The arms show two white or silver-colored two-man saws on a green background. This design was chosen to symbolize the importance of forestry in the municipality.[8]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has four parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Stor-Elvdal. It is part of the Sør-Østerdal prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Hamar.

Churches in Stor-Elvdal
Parish (sokn) Church name Location of the church Year built
Atneosen Atneosen Church Atna 1882
Sollia Sollia Church Sollia 1738
Stor-Elvdal Evenstad Church Evenstad 1904
Koppang Church Koppang 1952
Stor-Elvdal Church Negardshaugen 1821
Strand Strand Church Strand 1863

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Stor-Elvdal, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elects a mayor.[9] The municipality falls under the Østre Innlandet District Court and the Eidsivating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Stor-Elvdal is made up of 17 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:17
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [11][12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre), Centre Party (Senterpartiet), and Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
Total number of members:17
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List for Stor-Elvdal (Bygdelista i Stor-Elvdal)4
Total number of members:21
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Local List for Stor-Elvdal (Bygdelista i Stor-Elvdal)5
Total number of members:21
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Local List for Stor-Elvdal (Bygdelista i Stor-Elvdal)6
Total number of members:21
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List for Stor-Elvdal (Bygdelista i Stor-Elvdal)7
Total number of members:21
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Stor-Elvdal in my heart (Stor-Elvdal i mitt hjerte)9
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)7
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)16
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)16
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist common list (Venstresosialistiske felleslister)2
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)17
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)3
Total number of members:27
Stor-Elvdal Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)16
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
Total number of members:23
Stor-Elvdal Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
Total number of members:23
Stor-Elvdal Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)5
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)3
Total number of members:23
Stor-Elvdal Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)4
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)3
Total number of members:20
Stor-Elvdal Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)6
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)3
Total number of members:20
Stor-Elvdal Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)6
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
Total number of members:20
Stor-Elvdal Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)1
 Common List: Liberal Party and small farmholders
(Samlingslista: Venstre og småbrukere)
2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:20
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.
Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Stor-Elvdal by country of origin in 2017[29]
Ancestry Number
 Netherlands 28
 Germany 28
 Eritrea 26
 Poland 23
 Syria 18

Mayors[edit]

The mayors of Stor-Elvdal (incomplete list):

  • 1995-1999: Sigmund Vestad (LL)
  • 1999-2003: Øyvind Strand (Ap)
  • 2003-2011: Sigmund Vestad (LL)
  • 2011-2015: Even Moen (Sp)
  • 2015-2019: Terje Hoffstad (Ap)
  • 2019-present: Even Moen (Sp)

Geography[edit]

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.

The lake Atnsjøen is located in the northwestern part of the municipality, just outside Rondane National Park. The river Glomma runs through the municipality.

Storelgen ('The giant moose') outside Stor-Elvdal

Tourism[edit]

Stor-Elvdal boasts the second[30] tallest moose statue in the world, a steel giant moose at the side of the Norwegian National Road 3.

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Stor-Elvdal has sister city agreements with the following places:[31]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960.
  24. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957.
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  30. ^ "Mac the Moose reclaims world's tallest moose title after getting new rack". CBC News.
  31. ^ "Internasjonal kommune" (in Norwegian). Stor-Elvdal kommune. Retrieved 30 December 2008.

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