Høyland is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The municipality was located at the innermost end of the Gandsfjorden in the western part of the present-day municipality of Sandnes. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1965. The main church for the municipality was Høyland Church.[1]

Høyland herred
Official logo of Høyland herred
Høyland within Rogaland
Høyland within Rogaland
Coordinates: 58°49′51″N 05°45′02″E / 58.83083°N 5.75056°E / 58.83083; 5.75056Coordinates: 58°49′51″N 05°45′02″E / 58.83083°N 5.75056°E / 58.83083; 5.75056
CountryNorway
CountyRogaland
DistrictJæren
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1965
Administrative centreHøyland
Population
 (1965)
 • Total20,353
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1123
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded bySandnes in 1965

HistoryEdit

The parish of Høiland was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). According to the 1835 census the municipality had a population of 2,286.[2] On 6 April 1861, the large village of Sandnes (population: 440) was declared to be a ladested (seaport town). It was therefore separated from Høyland to constitute a municipality of its own. The split left Høyland with 3,376 inhabitants. In 1912, a part of Høyland with 41 inhabitants was moved to the neighboring municipality of Hetland to the north. In 1957, a part of Høyland with 18 inhabitants was moved to the town of Sandnes.

On 1 January 1965, there were many municipal changes across Norway due to the recommendations of the Schei Committee. On that date the municipality of Høyland was merged with the town of Sandnes and most of the municipalities of Hetland and Høle to form a new, larger municipality of Sandnes. Prior to the merger, Høyland had a population of 20,353.[3]

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Høyland, 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 elects a mayor.[4]

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Herredsstyre) of Høyland was made up of 41 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Høyland Herredsstyre 1964–1965 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)18
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)7
Total number of members:41
Høyland Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)16
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)8
Total number of members:41
Høyland Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:35
Høyland Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:24
Høyland Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:24
Høyland Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:24
Høyland Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)7
Total number of members:24

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Høyland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  2. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Rogaland 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (12 May 2016). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1964. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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