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Meldal is a commune (municipality ) in the central Norwegian county Sør -Trøndelag.

The municipality covers the central part of Orkdalen, so the valley of the River Orkla, and some valleys. Council is based in the eponymous place Meldal; more settlements are Løkken Verk, Storås and Å. Å is divided to carry the claim, the shortest place name in the country with three other places with the same name.

In Løkken Verk was mined from 1654 to 1987 copper ore and pyrite. For transport to the coast Thamshavnbanen was made ​​in 1908, the first electric railway in Norway.