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Nord-Trondelag

 

Nord-Trøndelag (help·info) is a county in the central Norwegian region called Trøndelag.

 

The name

The name Nord-Trøndelag was created in 1919. It means '(the) northern (part of) Trøndelag'.
Until 1919 the name of the county was Nordre Trondhjems amt. The meaning of this was '(the) northern (part of) Trondhjems amt. (The old Trondhjems amt, created in 1662, was divided in 1804. Trondhjem is the old form of Trondheim.)

 


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Stiklystadir

Bola Rock Carvings

 

Geography

Nord-Trøndelag borders Nordland to the north, Sør-Trøndelag to the south, Sweden to the east and the Norwegian Sea to the west. The county seat is Steinkjer, with 20,527 inhabitants (2005). The largest lake is Snåsavatnet and the largest river is Namsen, one of the best salmon rivers in Europe. Other well known salmon rivers are as Verdalselva and Stjørdalselva. The lake Salsvatnet is the second deepest lake in Europe, with a maximum depth of 482 m. Stjørdal is the fastest growing municipality in the county.

 


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A large part of the population lives near the large Trondheimsfjord, which is a central feature of the southern part of this county. Considerable areas on the eastern shore of the fjord (mainly in Stjørdal, Frosta, Levanger, Inderøy, Verdal and Steinkjer) are fertile agricultural lowland, with grain fields and vegetables. Together with the grain fields in the Namdalen lowland, this forms the most northern grain cultivation area in Norway today.
There are fairly large areas of spruce forest inland, and mountains near the border with Sweden, and coastal mountains with bare rock at the northern coast. The spruce forests occurs even at the coast, where some areas belong to the Scandinavian coastal conifer forests, a rare European temperate rainforest. There are several national parks in the county, among them Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park, Børgefjell National Park, Lierne National Park and Skarvan og Roltdalen National Park


History

People have lived in this region for thousands of years (see Rock carvings in Central Norway). The Trøndelag region was central in the Viking Age. The most famous battle in Norwegian history, the Battle of Stiklestad, took place at Stiklestad in Verdal.

 


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