Polmak (municipality)

Polmak is a former municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 2,257-square-kilometre (871 sq mi) municipality existed from 1903 until its dissolution in 1964. The administrative centre was the village of Polmak where Polmak Church is located.[1]

Polmak herred
Official logo of Polmak herred
Finnmark within
Norway
Polmak within Finnmark
Polmak within Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°04′11″N 28°00′40″E / 70.06972°N 28.01111°E / 70.06972; 28.01111Coordinates: 70°04′11″N 28°00′40″E / 70.06972°N 28.01111°E / 70.06972; 28.01111
CountryNorway
CountyFinnmark
DistrictØst-Finnmark
Administrative centrePolmak
Area
 • Total2,257 km2 (871 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,072
 • Density0.47/km2 (1.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-2026
Preceded byNesseby in 1903
Succeeded byTana in 1964

The municipality of Polmak stretched along the northern shore of the Tana River (which also forms the border with Finland) from the little village of Leavvajohka in the west to the village of Polmak in the east and then it continues on both sides of the Tana River northwards to the Tana Bridge. The municipality included the upper Tana River valley, along the border with Finland.[1]

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Polmak was established on 1 January 1903 when the large municipality of Nesseby was divided in two: Polmak (population: 450) in the west and Nesseby (population: 1,058) in the east. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipalities of Polmak (population: 1,072) and Tana (population: 2,237) were merged to form a new, larger Tana Municipality.[2]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

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

Polmak Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:15
Polmak Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [4]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:15
Polmak Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:12
Polmak Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:12
Polmak Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:12
Polmak Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)9
Total number of members:12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Askheim, Svein, ed. (2015-12-09). "Polmak". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-03-16.