Nord-Varanger

Nord-Varanger is a former municipality in Finnmark county in Norway. The 1,253-square-kilometre (484 sq mi) municipality existed from 1894 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located in the present-day Vadsø Municipality on the southern half of the Varanger Peninsula, east of the Jakobselva river, along the Varangerfjorden.[2] The administrative centre of the municipality was in the town of Vadsø.

Nord-Varanger herred

"Vadsø landsogn" (historic)
Kiby, Vadsø.jpg
Official logo of Nord-Varanger herred
Finnmark within
Norway
Nord-Varanger within Finnmark
Nord-Varanger within Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°04′49″N 29°43′53″E / 70.08028°N 29.73139°E / 70.08028; 29.73139Coordinates: 70°04′49″N 29°43′53″E / 70.08028°N 29.73139°E / 70.08028; 29.73139
CountryNorway
CountyFinnmark
DistrictØst-Finnmark
Established1 Jan 1894
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreVadsø
Area
 • Total1,253 km2 (484 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,587
 • Density1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Varangværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-2029
Preceded byVadsø in 1894
Succeeded byVadsø in 1964

NameEdit

The name Nord-Varanger refers to the northern coast of the Varangerfjorden, (Old Norse: Ver(j)angr). The first part is ver meaning "fishing village" and the last part is angr which means "fjord". It was first probably used for the narrow fjord on the inside of Angsnes which now is called "Meskfjorden" and leads into Varangerbotn.

HistoryEdit

The kjøpstad (market town) of Vadsø was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Because of the low population in the rural area around the town, the municipality originally included the rural area around it. That rural area was known as the Vadsø landsogn. On 1 January 1894, Vadsø landsogn was separated from the town of Vadsø and became the new municipality called Nord-Varanger. Nord-Varanger had an initial population of 1,296. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, Nord-Varanger (population: 1,587) was merged with the town of Vadsø once again to create the present-day Vadsø Municipality.[3]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Heradsstyre) of Nord-Varanger 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-Varanger Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [4]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
Total number of members:17
Nord-Varanger Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
Total number of members:17
Nord-Varanger Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
3
Total number of members:12
Nord-Varanger Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:12
Nord-Varanger Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:12
Nord-Varanger Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2009-02-09). "Nord-Varanger". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-03-16.

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