Andørja

Andørja is a former municipality in Troms county in Norway. The 135-square-kilometre (52 sq mi) municipality existed from 1926 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located in the northeastern half of the present-day Ibestad Municipality. It encompassed the entire island of Andørja plus a number of other small islands and skerries surrounding it. The administrative centre was located at Engenes where the Andørja Church was also located.[1]

Andørja herred
Andørja viewed from Harstad
Andørja viewed from Harstad
Official logo of Andørja herred
Troms within
Norway
Andørja within Troms
Andørja within Troms
Coordinates: 68°48′53″N 17°17′41″E / 68.81472°N 17.29472°E / 68.81472; 17.29472Coordinates: 68°48′53″N 17°17′41″E / 68.81472°N 17.29472°E / 68.81472; 17.29472
CountryNorway
CountyTroms
DistrictCentral Hålogaland
Established1 July 1926
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreEngenes
Area
 • Total135 km2 (52 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,330
 • Density9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1916
Preceded byIbestad in 1926
Succeeded byIbestad in 1964

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Andørja was established on 1 July 1926 when the large Ibestad Municipality was separated into four municipalities: Ibestad (population: 1,768), Andørja (population: 1,420), Astafjord (population: 1,018), and Gratangen (population: 1,967). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Andørja (population: 1,330) and Ibestad (population: 1,821) were merged with the part of neighboring Skånland Municipality that was located on the island of Rolla (population: 134) to form the new, larger Ibestad Municipality.[2]

NameEdit

The name of the municipality and the island of Andørja both come from the Old Norse: Andyrja. The meaning of the name is not certain, but one theory is that the first element and comes from the word for "against" and the second element yrja means "gravel" or "rocks", possibly referring to the waves from the sea hitting against the rocky shores.[3]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Herredsstyre) of Andørja was made up of 17 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council was as follows:

Andørja Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [4]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:17
Andørja Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:17
Andørja Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:16
Andørja Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:16
Andørja Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)16
Total number of members:16
Andørja Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)10
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-02-28). "Andørja - tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2018-02-28). "Andørja - øy". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-03-18.

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