Stor-Elvdal

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Stor-Elvdal kommune
Stor-Elvdal komm.png
Coat of arms
Norway Counties Innlandet Position.svg
Innlandet within
Norway
NO 3423 Stor-Elvdal.svg
Stor-Elvdal within Innlandet
Coordinates: 61°38′6″N10°52′27″E / 61.63500°N 10.87417°E / 61.63500; 10.87417 Coordinates: 61°38′6″N10°52′27″E / 61.63500°N 10.87417°E / 61.63500; 10.87417
Country Norway
County Innlandet
District Østerdalen
Administrative centre Koppang
Government
  Mayor (2005)Sigmund Vestad (LL)
Area
  Total2,166 km2 (836 sq mi)
  Land2,125 km2 (820 sq mi)
Area rank25 in Norway
Population
 (2004)
  Total2,819
  Rank283 in Norway
  Density1/km2 (3/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
-12.7%
Demonym(s) Storelvdøl [1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-3423
Official language form Bokmål [2]
Website www.stor-elvdal.kommune.no

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

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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

Name

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". [3]

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"].)

Coat-of-arms

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

Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Stor-Elvdal by country of origin in 2017 [4]
AncestryNumber
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 28
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 28
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 26
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 23
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 18

Tourism

Stor-Elvdal boasts the tallest moose statue in the world, a steel giant moose at the side of the Riksvei 3 highway.

Storelgen ('The giant moose') outside Stor-Elvdal Storelgen i Stor-Elvdal 2(crop).jpg
Storelgen ('The giant moose') outside Stor-Elvdal

Geography

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

The following cities are twinned with Stor-Elvdal: [5]

Notable people

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References

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Rygh, Oluf (1900). Norske gaardnavne: Hedmarkens amt (in Norwegian) (3 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 353.
  4. "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". ssb.no. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. "Internasjonal kommune" (in Norwegian). Stor-Elvdal kommune. Retrieved 2008-12-30.