Brekken (municipality)

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Brekken herad
Former municipality
View of the municipal government building
View of the municipal government building
Brekken herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Brekken herad
Brekken herad
Brekken within Sør-Trøndelag
Brekken herad is located in Norway
Brekken herad
Brekken herad
Brekken herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°38′50″N 11°52′20″E / 62.6473°N 11.8721°E / 62.6473; 11.8721Coordinates: 62°38′50″N 11°52′20″E / 62.6473°N 11.8721°E / 62.6473; 11.8721
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Established 1926
Disestablished 1964
Administrative centre Brekken
Area
 • Total 843 km2 (325 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 964
 • Density 1.1/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Brekking[1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1642
Official language form Neutral
Preceded by Røros in 1926
Succeeded by Røros in 1964

Brekken is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 843-square-kilometre (325 sq mi) municipality existed along the border with Sweden from 1926 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality is now located in the northeastern part of what is now the municipality of Røros in Trøndelag county. The municipality encompassed the areas located to the north, east and southeast of the lake Aursunden. The administrative centre was the village of Brekken where Brekken Church is located.[2]

History[edit]

The parish of Brekken was established as a municipality in 1926 when the large municipality of Røros was split into four separate municipalities: Brekken (population: 1,098), Glåmos (population: 983), Røros landsogn (population: 701), and the town of Røros (population: 2,284). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the four municipalities of Brekken (population: 964), Glåmos (population: 700), Røros landsogn (population: 482), and the town of Røros (population: 3,063) were all reunited under the name Røros.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2014-11-28). "Brekken – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-01. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.