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Meldal is a village and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Orkdalen region.The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Meldal. The 0.75km2 village of Meldal has a population (2013) of 628, giving the village a population density of. Other villages include Løkken Verk, Bjørnli, and Storås.The municipality is most renowned for its mining activities at Løkken Verk, being the birthplace of the Orkla mining company, now Orkla Group. It is also home to the annual Storåsfestivalen music festival.General informationMeldal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 . In 1839, the southern district of Rennebu was separated from Meldal to form a municipality of its own.NameThe Old Norse form of the name was Meðaldalr. The first element is meðal which means "middle" and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale". The municipality is named this probably because it is located in the middle of the Orkdalen valley. The name was historically spelled Meldalen.
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