is a municipality in the county of Hedmark
The parish of Store Elvedalen was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Sollia was merged with Stor-Elvdal January 1, 1965.
form of the name was Elfardalr
. The first element is the genitive case of elfr
f 'river' (here Glomma
), the last element is dalr
m 'valley, dale'.
The first element Stor- ('big') was later added to distinguish it from Lille Elvedalen (see Alvdal). (In the late Middle Ages the two districts was distinguished by ytre 'utter' and øvre 'upper'.)
The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1988). It shows two two-man saws
Stor-Elvdal is bordered on the north by Folldal
, on the east by Rendalen
, in the south by Åmot
, in the west by Øyer
, and in the northwest by Sør-Fron