Nord-Vågsøy

Nord-Vågsøy is a former municipality in the old Sogn og Fjordane county (now Vestland), Norway. The municipality existed from 1910 until 1964, and it encompassed the northern part of the island of Vågsøy. The area of Nord-Vågsøy now makes up the northern part of the present-day Kinn Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Raudeberg where the Nord-Vågsøy Church is located. Other villages in Nord-Vågsøy include Halsør, Vedvik, Refvik, Kvalheim, and Kråkenes.

Nord-Vågsøy herred
View of Refvikstranda
View of Refvikstranda
Official logo of Nord-Vågsøy herred
Sogn og Fjordane within
Norway
Nord-Vågsøy within Sogn og Fjordane
Nord-Vågsøy within Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°59′07″N 05°08′24″E / 61.98528°N 5.14000°E / 61.98528; 5.14000Coordinates: 61°59′07″N 05°08′24″E / 61.98528°N 5.14000°E / 61.98528; 5.14000
CountryNorway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictNordfjord
Established1 Jan 1910
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreRaudeberg
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,476
Demonym(s)Vågsøyværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1440
Preceded bySelje Municipality in 1910
Succeeded byVågsøy Municipality in 1964

NameEdit

The municipality was named Nord-Vågsøy because it encompassed the northern part of Vågsøy island (nord means "northern" in Norwegian). The Old Norse form of the island name was Vágsøy. The first element is the genitive case of vágr which means "bay" and the last element is øy which means "island".[2]

HistoryEdit

Nord-Vågsøy was originally a part of the municipality of Selje (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1910, the western part of Selje was split off from the municipality to create the new municipalities of Nord-Vågsøy (population: 1,111) and Sør-Vågsøy (population: 1,517). On 1 July 1921, the Blesrød farm in Nord-Vågsøy (just north of Måløy) was transferred to Sør-Vågsøy municipality. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the new Vågsøy Municipality was created by merging the municipalities of Sør-Vågsøy (population: 3,926) and Nord-Vågsøy (population: 1,476) with parts of neighboring Davik and Selje municipalities.[3]

Politically, Nord-Vågsøy was marked by the father and son Karl and Leif Iversen, who served as mayors the last forty years before the merger.[4]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Heradsstyre) of Nord-Vågsøy was made up of 17 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Nord-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:17
Nord-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:17
Nord-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:16
Nord-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)16
Total number of members:16
Nord-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:16
Nord-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1919). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Bergenhus amt (in Norwegian) (12 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 399.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "NRK County Encyclopedia of Sogn og Fjordane" (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-11.

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