Stjørdal wis establisht as a municipality on 1 Januar 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Stjørdal wis divided intae Øvre Stjørdal and Nedre Stjørdal on 1 Januar 1850. Later, Øvre Stjørdal wis dividit intae Hegra an Meråker on 1 Januar 1874 an Nedre Stjørdal wis dividit intae Lånke, Skatval, an (lesser) Stjørdal on 1 Januar 1902. Aw o these municipalities (except for Meråker) wur again merged tae recreate the auld (greater) Stjørdal municipality on 1 Januar 1962.
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The Auld Norse form o the name wis Stjórardalr. The first element is the genitive case o the river name Stjór (nou Stjørdalselva) an the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale". The meanin o the river name is unkent.
The coat-o-airms is frae modren times, but is inspired bi an auld seal for the destrict frae 1344. The airms wur grantit on 25 November 1983. The airms show a gowd dragon that is derived frae the auld medieval seal which showed Saunt Margareth staundin on a slain dragon. Template:See also2
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Stjørdal consists of the old municipalities of Skatval, Hegra, Lånke and Stjørdal. The river of "Stjørdalselven" runs through the valley of Stjørdal, with the peninsula of Skatval on the northern side. The village of Hell is located in Lånke. Hell is especially known for its train station, where you find the old sign saying "Gods expedition" (Norse: "Cargo handling").
The village of Stjørdal declared township in 1997. Stjørdal is the fastest growing municipality in Nord-Trøndelag due to its proximity to Trondheim and also to Statoil's presence (it controls a large part of the petroleum activity in the Norwegian Sea from Stjørdal). Trondheim is only about 35 km from Stjørdal either by road or train (Trønderbanen). Stjørdal is in the process of "growing together" with Trondheim, a show of regional urbanization. The distance to Steinkjer is about 85 km, and the towns of Levanger and Verdal is about 40–45 km to the north. All four of these towns are located on the eastern shore of the Trondheimsfjorden.
Stjørdal is a regional transportation centre that is near the regional airport, Trondheim Airport, Værnes, as well as port facilities, European route E6, and the Trondheim - Bodø railway going through the municipality. In addition, there are train and road connections that go east to Sweden .
The Stjørdal area has a rich bird life with well over 260 recorded species and several good birding localities. Though Stjørdal can not boast of a long coastline (It's only 25 km long) some of best birding areas are to be found along Stjørdalfjorden. Halsøen is virtually situated near the centre of Stjørdal, and can be easily viewed from a number of advantage points from route E6 in the east or Langøra in the west. Formed by the old river outlet, this tidal area is well worth checking. Due to the shallow waters and extensive areas of mud at low tide, Halsøen is used both as a wintering area and a migration stopover point by many species.
- Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 17 November 2008.