Orkland

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Orkland kommune
Map of the new Orkland in southern Trøndelag county
Map of the new Orkland in southern Trøndelag county
Orkland kommune is located in Trøndelag
Orkland kommune
Orkland kommune
Orkland within Trøndelag
Orkland kommune is located in Norway
Orkland kommune
Orkland kommune
Orkland kommune (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°18′24″N 9°51′01″E / 63.3067°N 09.8502°E / 63.3067; 09.8502Coordinates: 63°18′24″N 9°51′01″E / 63.3067°N 09.8502°E / 63.3067; 09.8502
CountryNorway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictOrkdal
Established1 Jan 2020
Administrative centreOrkanger
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5059
Official language formNeutral
Websitewww.nyeorkland.no

Orkland is a new municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It will be established on 1 January 2020 after the merger of the old municipalities of Agdenes, Orkdal, Meldal, and most of Snillfjord.[1]

The name of the municipality comes from the name of the local river Orkla and the Orkladalen valley in which the river runs. There was another municipality of Orkland that existed from 1920 until 1963, and its area will be part of the new (much larger) municipality. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Orkanger.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Endringer i kommunestrukturen" (in Norwegian). Stortinget. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  2. ^ Leth-Olsen, Lina (2016-10-27). "Dette blir en del av nye Orkland". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-02-04.

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