Hareid is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region. The administrative centre is the village of Hareid. The other main population centers are Brandal and Hjørungavåg.

Hareid kommune
Hareid.JPG
Flag of Hareid kommune
Official logo of Hareid kommune
Hareid within Møre og Romsdal
Hareid within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°21′51″N 06°00′05″E / 62.36417°N 6.00139°E / 62.36417; 6.00139Coordinates: 62°21′51″N 06°00′05″E / 62.36417°N 6.00139°E / 62.36417; 6.00139
CountryNorway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
Established1 Jan 1917
 • Preceded byUlstein Municipality
Administrative centreHareid
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Bernt Brandal (LL)
Area
 • Total82.28 km2 (31.77 sq mi)
 • Land76.83 km2 (29.66 sq mi)
 • Water5.45 km2 (2.10 sq mi)  6.6%
 • Rank#336 in Norway
Population
 (2022)
 • Total5,126
 • Rank#180 in Norway
 • Density66.7/km2 (173/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +2.5%
DemonymHareidstøling[1]
Official language
 • Norwegian formNynorsk
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1517
WebsiteOfficial website

The municipality is situated off the mainland coast of Sunnmøre, on an island named Hareidlandet, which it shared with Ulstein Municipality, the commercial capital of the area. Hareid is regarded as the cultural capital with its annual Hareidsstemne and many choirs. It is also an important traffic hub in Sunnmøre and is connected by ferry to the neighboring island of Sula which in turn is connected to the city of Ålesund and the island of Valderøya. The municipality is connected to the mainland via the Eiksund Bridge and Eiksund Tunnel through Ulstein.

The 82-square-kilometre (32 sq mi) municipality is the 336th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Hareid is the 180th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 5,126. The municipality's population density is 66.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (173/sq mi) and its population has increased by 2.5% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

General informationEdit

 
View of Brandal in Hareid

The municipality of Hareid was established on 1 January 1917 when it was separated from Ulstein Municipality to form a municipality of its own. Originally, the municipality included the eastern part of Hareidlandet island and the southwestern part of the nearby island of Sula. The initial population of the municipality was 2,310. On 1 July 1958, the southwestern part of the island of Sula (population: 68) was transferred from Hareid Municipality to Borgund Municipality.[5]

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Hareid farm (Old Norse: Haðareið), since the first Hareid Church was built there. The first element is the genitive case of the name of the island Hǫð (now Hareidlandet) and the last element is eið which means "isthmus". The meaning of the name of the island is unknown.[6] It is however speculated that it might be connected to the Norse god Höðr.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms was granted on 11 January 1985. The arms show three arrowheads in white on a blue background. The arrowheads were chosen as a symbol for the Battle of Hjörungavágr in 986, in which Earl Håkon defeated the Danish Vikings. This battle played an important role in the struggle by Håkon to unite the whole of Norway. Since the battle took place in the municipality, the arrowheads were considered an appropriate symbol.[7]

ChurchesEdit

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Hareid. It is part of the Søre Sunnmøre prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Møre.

Churches in Hareid
Parish (sokn) Church name Location of the church Year built
Hareid Hareid Church Hareid 1877

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Hareid, 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.[8] The municipality falls under the Møre og Romsdal District Court and the Frostating Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Hareid is made up of 21 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Hareid kommunestyre 2020–2023 [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 People's list for Hareid (Folkelista for Hareid)5
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 2016–2019 [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 People's list for Hareid (Folkelista for Hareid)5
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 2012–2015 [11]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 People's list for Hareid (Folkelista for Hareid)5
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 2008–2011 [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 People's list for Hareid municipality
(Folkelista for Hareid kommune)
5
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 2004–2007 [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)7
 Cross-party election list in Hareid
(Tverrpolitisk valliste i Hareid)
3
Total number of members:25
Hareid kommunestyre 2000–2003 [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høgre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)4
Total number of members:25
Hareid kommunestyre 1996–1999 [12]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)6
Total number of members:25
Hareid kommunestyre 1992–1995 [13]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høgre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Cross-party list (Tverrpolitisk liste)9
Total number of members:25
Hareid kommunestyre 1988–1991 [14]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)7
Total number of members:25
Hareid kommunestyre 1984–1987 [15]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:25
Hareid kommunestyre 1980–1983 [16]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 1976–1979 [17]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 1972–1975 [18]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 1968–1971 [19]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:21
Hareid kommunestyre 1964–1967 [20]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:21
Hareid heradsstyre 1960–1963 [21]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)20
Total number of members:21
Hareid heradsstyre 1956–1959 [22]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)19
Total number of members:21
Hareid heradsstyre 1952–1955 [23]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:20
Hareid heradsstyre 1948–1951 [24]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:20
Hareid heradsstyre 1945–1947 [25]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:20
Hareid heradsstyre 1938–1941* [26]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)16
Total number of members:20
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.

MayorEdit

The mayors of Hareid (incomplete list):

  • 2019–present: Bernt Brandal (LL)
  • 2011-2019: Anders Riise (H)
  • 2007-2011: Hans Gisle Holstad (Ap)
  • 1999-2007: Gunn Berit Gjerde (V)
  • 1992-1999: Einar Holm (V)
  • 1990-1991: Olav Fure (KrF)
  • 1988-1990: Johan E. Hareide (H)
  • 1984-1987: Olav Fure (KrF)
  • 1976-1983: Einar Holm (V)
  • 1972-1976: Endre Hareide (KrF)
  • 1968-1971: Ola L. Grønevet (V)
  • 1956-1967: Sverre A. Riise (Sp)
  • 1952-1955: Håkon A. Riise (Ap)

EconomyEdit

Primary industriesEdit

Primary industries such as fisheries and agriculture have traditionally been important ways of life in Hareid, and continue to be so for some of the population.

IndustryEdit

In recent years Hareid has developed into a modern industrial municipality with a variety of industries, including furniture, fish farming, offshore and subsea ship systems, and other manufacturers of ship equipment. Many Hareid companies specialize in manufacturing maritime equipment and components, and are part of the maritime cluster of Sunnmøre. Such clusters are considered by the EU to be powerful engines of economic development and drivers for innovation in Europe.[27]

Industrial companiesEdit

  • Ekornes (furniture)
  • Hareid Group (electrical systems)
  • Jets (vacuum sanitation)
  • Kvalsvik Produksjon (kitchen furniture)
  • Libra Plast (ship doors)
  • Norway Pelagic (fish processing plant)
  • Rolls-Royce Marine (maritime equipment)
  • Spenncon (precast concrete)
  • Stromek (maritime equipment)
  • Vital Base (specialized pillows and cushions)

EducationEdit

The municipal centre of Hareid is home to Hareid elementary school and Hareid junior high school, with two more elementary schools in more rural parts of the municipality.

  • Hareid elementary school, grades 1 through 7
  • Bigset elementary school, grades 1 through 7
  • Hjørungavåg elementary school, grades 1 through 7
  • Hareid junior high school, grades 8 through 10

After finishing junior high school in Hareid, students can complete a high school education in one of Hareid's neighbouring communities such as Ulsteinvik or Ålesund.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Marie Lovise Widnes (born 1930) a poet, author, singer, composer and local politician in Hareid
  • Kjell Magne Yri (born 1943 in Hareid) a Norwegian priest, linguist and translator
  • Åge Hareide (born 1953 in Hareid) a former footballer with 266 club caps and 50 for Norway and national team manager for Norway, 2003–2008 & Denmark, 2016–2020
  • Fredrik Aursnes (born 1995 in Hareid) a footballer with over 240 club caps

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