Arna (municipality)

Arna is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1964 until 1972. It encompassed the northeastern part of the Bergen Peninsula, along the Sørfjorden, bordering the city of Bergen across the mountains to the west. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Indre Arna. The municipality stretched from the village of Ytre Arna to Trengereid along the coast and then inland about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the Espeland area.[1] Today, the area of the former municipality makes up the borough of Arna in the city of Bergen.

Arna kommune
View from Ådnanipa towards Indre Arna
View from Ådnanipa towards Indre Arna
Official logo of Arna kommune
Arna within Hordaland
Arna within Hordaland
Coordinates: 60°25′03″N 05°28′15″E / 60.41750°N 5.47083°E / 60.41750; 5.47083Coordinates: 60°25′03″N 05°28′15″E / 60.41750°N 5.47083°E / 60.41750; 5.47083
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictMidhordland
Established1 Jan 1964
Disestablished1 Jan 1972
Administrative centreIndre Arna
Government
 • Mayor (1967-1971)Arne Ekeland (Ap)
Area
 • Total102.44 km2 (39.55 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1971)
 • Total11,476
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1250
Preceded byHaus in 1964
Succeeded byBergen in 1972

HistoryEdit

On 1 January 1964, the historic municipality of Haus was split into two parts. The part on the island of Osterøy became part of the new municipality of Osterøy. The rest of Haus, located on the Bergen Peninsula became the municipality of Arna. The municipality was short-lived due to its proximity to the growing city of Bergen. On 1 January 1972, Arna was merged into the city of Bergen (along with the other neighboring municipalities of Fana, Laksevåg, and Åsane). Upon its dissolution in 1972, Arna had 11,766 residents.[2]

The municipality had two different mayors while it was in existence. From 1964 to 1967 Gustav Holtan was mayor and from 1967 to 1971 Arne Ekeland was mayor.[3]

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Arna was made up of 37 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Arna Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)19
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:37
Arna Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)20
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:37

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Arna" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-09-12.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  3. ^ "Ordførere i Arna, 1964-1971" (in Norwegian). Bergen byarkiv. Retrieved 2014-09-12.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1967" (PDF). I. Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1967. Retrieved 2020-02-16. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1963. Retrieved 2020-02-16. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)