Dyrøy (Northern Sami: Divrráid suohkan) is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Brøstadbotn. Other villages include Dyrøyhamn, Espenes, Holm, and Hundstrand.

Dyrøy kommune
Divrráid suohkan
View of Dyrøya island in Dyrøy
View of Dyrøya island in Dyrøy
Official logo of Dyrøy kommune
Dyrøy within Troms og Finnmark
Dyrøy within Troms og Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°04′01″N 17°44′29″E / 69.06694°N 17.74139°E / 69.06694; 17.74139Coordinates: 69°04′01″N 17°44′29″E / 69.06694°N 17.74139°E / 69.06694; 17.74139
CountryNorway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictMidt-Troms
Established1 Sept 1886
 • Preceded byTranøy Municipality
Administrative centreBrøstadbotn
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Marit Alvig Espenes (Ap)
Area
 • Total288.54 km2 (111.41 sq mi)
 • Land276.96 km2 (106.93 sq mi)
 • Water11.58 km2 (4.47 sq mi)  4%
 • Rank#270 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,083
 • Rank#329 in Norway
 • Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Decrease −12.2%
Demonym(s)Dyrøyværing[1]
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5420
WebsiteOfficial website

The 289-square-kilometre (112 sq mi) municipality is the 270th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Dyrøy is the 329th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,083. The municipality's population density is 3.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (10/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 12.2% over the last decade.[3][4]

The municipality is named after the island of Dyrøya, which is connected with the mainland with the modern Dyrøy Bridge. Most people, however, don't live on the island, but live in Brøstadbotn on the mainland.[5]

General informationEdit

 
View of a farm in Dyrøy

The municipality of Dyrøy was established on 1 September 1886, when it was separated from the municipality of Tranøy. The initial population of Dyrøy was 1,281. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the parts of Tranøy Municipality located on the mainland (population: 382) were transferred to Dyrøy.[6]

On 1 January 2020, the municipality became part of the newly formed Troms og Finnmark county. Previously, it had been part of the old Troms county.[7]

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the island of Dyrøya (Old Norse: Dýrøy), since the first Dyrøy Church was built there. The first element is dýr which means "deer" (specifically reindeer) and the last element is øy which means "island". Prior to 1909, the name was written Dyrø.[8]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 4 April 1986. The blue arms show a white fox, specifically a so-called platinum-fox, a typical type of the silver polar fox. This type of fox is first bred in the area around Dyrøy and was first shown in 1933.[9]

ChurchesEdit

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Dyrøy. It is part of the Senja prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.

Churches in Dyrøy
Parish (Sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Dyrøy Dyrøy Church Holm 1880
Brøstad Chapel Brøstadbotn 1937

GeographyEdit

The municipality is located on the island of Dyrøya and the mainland area to the east, with the Dyrøy Bridge connecting the island to the mainland. The Vågsfjorden, Tranøyfjorden, and Solbergfjorden flow along the western and northern border of the municipality.

The municipality is mountainous with a narrow beach area along the coast. On the mainland, the Bjørkebakkdalen valley leads south from the municipal center Brøstadbotn. The municipality has several peaks over 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), the highest being the 1,237-metre (4,058 ft) tall Løksetind on the border with Salangen in the south.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Brøstadbotn
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−3.9
(25.0)
−2.1
(28.2)
1.1
(34.0)
5.6
(42.1)
10.0
(50.0)
12.4
(54.3)
11.6
(52.9)
7.6
(45.7)
3.5
(38.3)
−0.6
(30.9)
−2.9
(26.8)
3.2
(37.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 101
(4.0)
94
(3.7)
73
(2.9)
63
(2.5)
47
(1.9)
57
(2.2)
70
(2.8)
78
(3.1)
101
(4.0)
135
(5.3)
111
(4.4)
110
(4.3)
1,040
(40.9)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[10]

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Dyrøy, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[11] The municipality falls under the Senja District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Dyrøy is made up of 15 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Dyrøy Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:15
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Common List for Dyrøy (Felleslista for Dyrøy)1
Total number of members:15
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Common List for Dyrøy (Felleslista for Dyrøy)3
Total number of members:15
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Common list for Dyrøy (Felleslista for Dyrøy)4
Total number of members:15
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Common list for Dyrøy (Felleslista for Dyrøy)2
Total number of members:15
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Common list for Dyrøya (Fellesliste for Dyrøya)2
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Common list for Dyrøya (Fellesliste for Dyrøya)1
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 For Dyrøya (For Dyrøya)2
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Common list for Dyrøya (Fellesliste for Dyrøya)1
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Common list for Dyrøya (Fellesliste for Dyrøya)1
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Inland Dyrøy Common List (Dyrøy Innland Bygdeliste)2
 Common list for Dyrøy (Fellesliste for Dyrøy)2
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Common list for Dyrøya (Fellesliste for Dyrøya)1
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)19
Total number of members:19
Dyrøy Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:17
Dyrøy Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:17
Dyrøy Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)16
Total number of members:16
Dyrøy Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:16
Dyrøy Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:16
Dyrøy Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [29]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
6
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:16
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

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