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ALVDAL is a municipality in Hedmark
Hedmark
county , Norway
Norway
. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen . The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Alvdal.

Alvdal
Alvdal
(along with the eastern part of Folldal municipality) was separated from the municipality of Tynset to become a municipality of its own in 1864. The western part of Folldal was transferred from Dovre (in Oppland
Oppland
county) to Alvdal
Alvdal
(and Hedmark
Hedmark
county) in 1884. Folldal was separated from the municipality of Alvdal
Alvdal
in 1914.

The Rørosbane railway line passes through Alvdal.

CONTENTS

* 1 General information

* 1.1 Name * 1.2 Coat-of-arms

* 2 Geography * 3 Notable residents * 4 References * 5 External links

GENERAL INFORMATION

NAME

The Old Norse
Old Norse
form of the name was (øfri) Elfardalr (meaning "(upper) river valley "). The first element is the genitive case of elfr which means "river " (here the Glomma
Glomma
river) and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale".

Prior to 1918, the municipality was called Lille-Elvdalen ("the small Elvdalen") to distinguish it from Store Elvedalen ("the big Elvedalen") which is now called Stor-Elvdal .

COAT-OF-ARMS

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 25 November 1988. The arms show the front ends of two silver skis on a blue background. They represent the history and importance of skiing in the area.

(See also Skien
Skien
and Trysil )

GEOGRAPHY

Alvdal
Alvdal
is bordered by Tynset to the north, Rendalen to the east and south, Stor-Elvdal to the south, and Folldal to the west. The highest mountain in the municipality is Storsølnkletten at 1,827 metres (5,994 ft) tall.

NOTABLE RESIDENTS

Writer and humorist Kjell Aukrust was born in Alvdal. The Aukrustsenteret in Alvdal
Alvdal
is dedicated to him.

Aukrust is most famous for creating the fictional Norwegian village of Flåklypa and its cast of idiosyncratic characters.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. * ^ "Kommunevåpenet" (in Norwegian). Alvdal
Alvdal
kommune. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2008-12-20.

EXTERNAL

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