Øvre Stjørdal

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Øvre Stjørdal herad
Øvre Stjørdalen
Former municipality
Øvre Stjørdal herad is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Øvre Stjørdal herad
Øvre Stjørdal herad
Øvre Stjørdal within Nord-Trøndelag
Øvre Stjørdal herad is located in Norway
Øvre Stjørdal herad
Øvre Stjørdal herad
Øvre Stjørdal herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°27′56″N 11°29′44″E / 63.4656°N 11.4955°E / 63.4656; 11.4955Coordinates: 63°27′56″N 11°29′44″E / 63.4656°N 11.4955°E / 63.4656; 11.4955
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Stjørdalen
Established 1850
Disestablished 1 Jan 1874
Administrative centre Hegra
Area
 • Total 1,913 km2 (739 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1874)
 • Total 1,861
 • Density 0.97/km2 (2.5/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stjørdaling[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1711
Preceded by Stjørdalen in 1850
Succeeded by Hegra and Meråker in 1874

Øvre Stjørdal or Øvre Stjørdalen is a former municipality in the old Nordre Trondhjem county in Norway. The 1,913-square-kilometre (739 sq mi) municipality existed from 1850 until its dissolution in 1874. The municipality encompassed the upper part of the Stjørdalen valley which includes what is now the municipality of Meråker and the Hegra area of the municipality of Stjørdal, both in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Hegra where the Hegra Church is located.[2][3]

History[edit]

The municipality was established in 1850 when the old municipality of Stjørdalen was divided into Øvre Stjørdal (population: 5,100) and Nedre Stjørdal (population: 6,543), on 1 January 1874, the municipality of Øvre Stjørdal ceased to exist when it was split to form two new municipalities: Hegra (population: 3,409) in the east and Meraker (population: 1,861) in the west.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Helland, Amund (1909). "Hegre herred". Norges land og folk: Nordre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian). Norway: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 50. Retrieved 2018-03-23. 
  3. ^ Helland, Amund (1909). "Meraker herred". Norges land og folk: Nordre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian). Norway: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 30. Retrieved 2018-03-23. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.