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Oppdal is a village and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Dovre region, and the traditional district Orkdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Oppdal. Other villages in the municipality include Lønset, Vognillan, Fagerhaug, and Holan. The Oppdal Airport, Fagerhaug is located in the northeastern part of the municipality.The village of Oppdal is located at the intersection of the European route E6 and Norwegian National Road 70 in the Drivdalen valley. The Oppdal Station on the Dovre Line also is in the village. Oppdal Church is located just west of the village. The 3.43km2 village has a population (2013) of 4,088. The population density of the village is.General informationOppdal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 . The municipal boundaries have not changed since then.NameThe municipality is named after the old Oppdal farm, since that is where the church was located. The Old Norse form of the name was Uppdalr. The first element is upp which means "upper" and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale". Historically, the name was also spelled Opdal.
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