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Svorkmo is village in the municipality of Orkdal situated in the Orkdalen valley along the river Orkla about 60 kilometres west-southwest of the city of Trondheim. Svorkmo is located about 3.5 kilometres south of Vormstad and about 11 kilometres south of Orkanger. The lake Svorksjøen lies about 7 kilometres to the east of the village. Today Svorkmo is no more than a small village with few facilities and the people who live there work elsewhere. The 0.61-square-kilometre village has appproximately population of 300.

For about 100 years beginning in the 17th century, Svorkmo was an industrial centre of major importance. It was in Svorkmo that the Løkken copper mine´s smelters were situated. Many people worked in the smelting works and the industry formed the base of one of Norway´s largest non-city communities, with hotels, bakeries, saw mills, and the Svorkmo Station (a railway station which still exists, though now only as a museum).

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