Hillesøy

Hillesøy is a former municipality in the old Troms county in Norway. The municipality existed from 1855 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located on both sides of the Malangen fjord in what is now the present-day municipalities of Tromsø and Senja. The administrative centre was located at Brensholmen on the western shore of the island of Kvaløya. Brensholmen is also the location of Hillesøy Church, the main church for the municipality.[2]

Hillesøy herred
Northern Lights over Hillesøy Church
Official logo of Hillesøy herred
Troms within
Norway
Hillesøy within Troms
Hillesøy within Troms
Coordinates: 69°35′53″N 18°1′54″E / 69.59806°N 18.03167°E / 69.59806; 18.03167Coordinates: 69°35′53″N 18°1′54″E / 69.59806°N 18.03167°E / 69.59806; 18.03167
CountryNorway
CountyTroms
DistrictHålogaland
Established1855
Disestablished1 January 1964
Administrative centreBrensholmen
Area
 • Total458 km2 (177 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total2,475
 • Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Hillesøyværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1930
Preceded byLenvik in 1855
Succeeded byLenvik and Tromsø in 1964

Hillesøy Municipality included about 458 square kilometres (177 sq mi) of land with 164 square kilometres (63 sq mi) on the island of Senja, about 263 square kilometres (102 sq mi) on the island of Kvaløya, and about 31 square kilometres (12 sq mi) of smaller islands including Hillesøya and Sommarøya. On Senja island, Hillesøy Municipality included the larger villages of Fjordgård, Husøy, and Botnhamn. On Kvaløya island, it included Ersfjordbotn and Brensholmen. The island of Sommarøya is connected to the large island of Kvaløya by the Sommarøy Bridge. Most of the other islands are only accessible by boat.[3]

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Hillesøy (originally spelled Hillesø) was established in 1855 when it was separated from the large Lenvik Municipality (or it might have been in 1871–some sources do not concur).[4][5] The initial population of Hillesøy was around 800 people. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, Hillesøy Municipality was dissolved and its lands were divided as follows:

NameEdit

The municipality is named after the old Hillesøy farm (Old Norse: Hildulfsøy) on the island of Hillesøya since that is where the Hillesøy Church was originally located. The first element of the old name comes from the old male name Hildulfr and the last part is identical with the word for "island". Another possibility for the meaning of the name is Hellisøy, where the first element comes from the work hellir which means "rock slab" and the last element again meaning "island".[2][6]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

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

Hillesøy Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:17
Hillesøy Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:17
Hillesøy Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16
Hillesøy Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16
Hillesøy Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:16
Hillesøy Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ a b c Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (24 June 2018). "Hillesøy". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Hillesøy Kommune – kommune nr. 1930" (in Norwegian). Hillesøyforeninga. 24 January 2004.
  4. ^ a b Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ a b Helland, Amund (1899). "Hillesø herred". Norges land og folk: Tromsø amt (in Norwegian). XIX. Kristiania, Norway: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 165. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1911). Norske gaardnavne: Troms amt (in Norwegian) (17 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 85.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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