Stjørdal

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Aboot this soond Stjørdal  is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag coonty, Norawa. It is pairt o the Stjørdalen region. The admeenistrative centre o the municipality is the ceety o Stjørdal.

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 thir municipalities (except for Meråker) wur again merged tae recreate the auld (greater) Stjørdal municipality on 1 Januar 1962.

General information[eedit | eedit soorce]

Steinvikholm Castle in Stjørdal whaur the last archbishop o Norawa residit
Pedestrian street in Stjørdal toun
8 Mey 1945 follaein years o German occupation

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 whilk means "glen" or "dale". The meanin o the river name is unkent.

The pronunciation o the name Stjørdal in the local dialect is [ʃøɽdaɽːɲ] ( listen).

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 shaws a gowd dragon that is derived frae the auld medieval seal whilk shawed Saunt Margareth staundin on a slain dragon.[1] Template:See also2

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1951 5,105
1960 6,128 +20.0%
1970 13,545 +121.0%
1980 16,107 +18.9%
1990 17,276 +7.3%
2000 18,238 +5.6%
2007 20,273 +11.2%
2008 20,616 +1.7%
2009 20,960 +1.7%
2010 21,375 +2.0%
Source: Statistics Norway.

Stjørdal consists o the auld municipalities o Skatval, Hegra, Lånke an Stjørdal. The river o "Stjørdalselven" rins through the Stjørdal glen, wi the peninsula o Skatval on the northern side. The veellage o Hell is in Lånke. Hell is inspecially known for its train station, whaur a bodie fins the auld sign saying "Gods expedition" (Norse: "Cargo handling").

The village of Stjørdal declared tounship in 1997. Stjørdal is the festest growing municipality in Nord-Trøndelag due tae its proximity tae Trondheim an tae Statoil's presence (it controls a lairge part o the petroleum activity in the Norwegian Sea frae Stjørdal). Trondheim is anly about 35 km frae Stjørdal aither by road or train (Trønderbanen). Stjørdal is in the process o "growing thegether" wi Trondheim, a show o regional urbanization. The distance tae Steinkjer is about 85 km, an the touns o Levanger and Verdal is about 40–45 km to the north. Aw fower o thir touns is on the eastern shore o the Trondheimsfjorden.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Stjørdal is a regional transportation centre that is near the regional airport, Trondheim Airport, Værnes, as weel as port facilities, European route E6, an the Trondheim - Bodø railway gaun through the municipality. In addition, there is train an road connections that gang eastwart tae Swaden .

Nature[eedit | eedit soorce]

Birdlife[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Stjørdal aurie haes a rich bird life wi weel ower 260 recordit species an several guid birding localities. Though Stjørdal canna boast o a lang coastline (It's anly 25 km lang) some o the best birding auries are tae be found alang Stjørdalfjorden. Halsøen is virtually situated near the centre of Stjørdal, an can be easy viewed frae a feck o advantage points frae route E6 easlins or Langøra wastlins. Formed by the auld river ootlat, this tidal aurie is weel wirth checking. Due tae the shalla watter an extensive auries o clabber at laich tide, Halsøen is uised baith as a wintering aurie an a migration stopover point by mony species.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 17 November 2008. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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