Tydal is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ås. Other villages include Østby, Gressli, Aunet, and Stugudalen. There is a school and a kindergarten in Tydal.

Tydal kommune
Ramsjøhytta aug 2008.JPG
Official logo of Tydal kommune
Trøndelag within
Tydal within Trøndelag
Tydal within Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°01′06″N 11°48′54″E / 63.01833°N 11.81500°E / 63.01833; 11.81500Coordinates: 63°01′06″N 11°48′54″E / 63.01833°N 11.81500°E / 63.01833; 11.81500
Established1 Jan 1901
Administrative centreÅs
 • Mayor (2015)Ole Bjarne Østby (Sp)
 • Total1,329.21 km2 (513.21 sq mi)
 • Land1,217.06 km2 (469.91 sq mi)
 • Water112.15 km2 (43.30 sq mi)  8.4%
Area rank69 in Norway
 • Total834
 • Rank409 in Norway
 • Density0.7/km2 (2/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Demonym(s)Tydaling [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5033
Official language formBokmål [2]

The inhabitants of Tydal earn a living in farming, forestry, energy production, and tourism. During Easter, the number of people in Tydal increases by up to 5,000 people. Many people from Trondheim celebrate their holidays in the 1,400 cabins located throughout the municipality of Tydal.

The 1,329-square-kilometre (513 sq mi) municipality is the 69th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Tydal is the 409th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 834. The municipality's population density is 0.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.8/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 2.6% over the last decade.[3][4]

General informationEdit

The municipality of Tydal was established on 1 January 1901 when it was separated from the large municipality of Selbu. The initial population of Tydal was 881. The municipal borders have not changed since that time.[5] On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Sør-Trøndelag county to the newly created Trøndelag county.


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the Tya River. The first element of the name Tydal comes from the Old Norse word Þý, the old river name, which has no known meaning, and the last element (Old Norse: dalr) is means "valley" or "dale". The name was historically spelled Thidalen or Tydalen.[6]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms was granted on 7 February 1997. It shows three gold Anthony's crosses on a red background. This was chosen to represent a power line and the letter T, representing the name of the municipality and the importance of hydroelectric power generation in Tydal.[7][8]


The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Tydal. It is part of the Stjørdal prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros.

Churches in Tydal
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Tydal Tydal Church Aunet 1696
Stugudal Chapel Stugudalen 1957


All municipalities in Norway, including Tydal, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[9] The municipality falls under the Sør-Trøndelag District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Tydal is made up of 17 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Tydal Kommunestyre 2020–2024 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)12
Total number of members:17
Tydal Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Joint list of the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)
and the Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)12
Total number of members:17
Tydal Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Joint list of the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)
and the Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
 Joint list of the Centre Party (Senterpartiet)
and the Liberal Party (Venstre)
 Tydal List (Tydalslista)3
Total number of members:17


View from Sylan towards Nesjøen

Tydal covers an area of 1,330 square kilometres (510 sq mi). The rivers Tya River and Nea River (together forming the Nea-Nidelvvassdraget watershed) flow through Tydal on their way towards Trondheimsfjorden. Tydal is situated about 260 metres (850 ft) above sea level, and the highest mountain is 1,762 metres (5,781 ft) tall.

In the southwest, the lake Nesjøen lies just west of the Sylan mountain range with the mountain Storsylen. In the north, the Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park is home to the mountain Fongen.


Tydal is halfway between the town of Røros and the city of Trondheim, with Norwegian national road 705 as the most important road through Tydal. Trondheim Airport, Værnes is one hour of driving away. There are daily bus connections to Trondheim, Værnes as well as to Røros.


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  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 2019-03-23.
  4. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå. "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  5. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  6. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1901). Norske gaardnavne: Søndre Trondhjems amt (in Norwegian) (14 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 392.
  7. ^ "Kommunevåpen" (in Norwegian). Tydal kommune. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  8. ^ "Civic heraldry of Norway - Norske Kommunevåpen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  9. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (2016-05-12). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  10. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2019 - Trøndelag". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  11. ^ "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  12. ^ "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2011 - Sør-Trøndelag". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-20.

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