Orkdal

former municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

Orkdal is a former city in Trøndelag county, Norway. The city was founded in 1838. It was dissolved in 2020 when it joined Orkland Municipality.

Orkdal kommune
View of Orkanger
View of Orkanger
Coat of arms of Orkdal kommune
Official logo of Orkdal kommune
Orkdal within Trøndelag
Orkdal within Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°17′20″N 09°43′34″E / 63.28889°N 9.72611°E / 63.28889; 9.72611Coordinates: 63°17′20″N 09°43′34″E / 63.28889°N 9.72611°E / 63.28889; 9.72611
CountryNorway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictOrkdalen
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 2020
Administrative centreOrkanger
Government
 • Mayor (2015–2019)Oddbjørn Bang (Sp)
Area
 • Total594.32 km2 (229.47 sq mi)
 • Land564.49 km2 (217.95 sq mi)
 • Water29.83 km2 (11.52 sq mi)  5%
Area rank188 in Norway
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (2018)
 • Total11,933
 • Rank97 in Norway
 • Density21.1/km2 (55/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
8.3%
Demonym(s)orkdaling[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5024
Official language formNeutral[2]
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byOrkland in 2020
Websiteorkdal.kommune.no

It had a population of 11,933 in 2020 and was the 188th largest city in Norway.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2018). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  4. Statistisk sentralbyrå. "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-18.