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Verdal is a Norwegian municipality in Nord-Trøndelag.

A district of Verdal is Stiklestad. In the battle of Stiklestad in 1030, which represents a turning point in Norwegian history, the fighters by Olav a cross on their shields to the saints have had, according to tradition. An altarpiece in the church of Haltdalen shows the catchment Olav in Verdal and his case. In this picture, the shields are red with a yellow cross. Reminded the current coat of arms of the municipality.

In Verdal there is a museum with buildings from the 17th - 19th century. There is also a typical house of an average Kate farmers. The oldest building dates back to the time around in 1650.

Near Stiklestad two larger tombs are probably from pre-Christian times. Approximately 1.5 km east of the Church of Heggstad are eight large grave mound. The largest has a diameter of 46 m and about 8 m high. In Heggstad been no excavations have been made, therefore the system is temporally difficult to classify. But probably the grave hill date from the first millennium.

On May 19, 1893 was the largest natural disaster in Verdal Norway in modern times instead. After an unusually rainy winter rest 55 million cubic meters of mud into the valley and buried the whole Verdal among themselves. 1/3 of the place disappeared, 105 yards, thousands of head of cattle and 116 people. The mudslide was 8-10 m high and raced at 60 km / h valley. Here, a 40-50 m high levee was flooded with Stiklestad. In between was to be found from the many earlier buildings and courtyards no trace. Further below in Verdalsøra were the destroyed houses can still be seen.

1930 there a long-planned Catholic chapel was built and equipped with pious foundations. In Stiklestad is also a stone church, whose oldest parts date from the 12th century and have the Anglo-Norman style elements. It was then built Romanesque and Gothic. The church was extensively restored in 1930 the last time the 900 - year celebration.

At the presumed site of the battle is a stele from Bornholm sandstone with a plaque made ​​of marble.

At the time of National Socialism a monumental memorial was inaugurated planned and executed, and St. Olav Day 1944 by the party " Nasjonal Samling ". Here, the leader Vidkun Quisling gave a speech for important political party officials. 1945, the plant was destroyed by the inhabitants and raised the previously established there stele again.

Verdal formerly belonged to the Association of Frosta Thing Things.