Sørøysund

Sørøysund is a former municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 826-square-kilometre (319 sq mi) municipality existed from 1852 until its dissolution in 1992. It is located in the present-day municipality of Hammerfest. The former municipality encompassed the eastern part of the island of Sørøya, the northern part of the island of Seiland, and the northern part of Kvaløya (with the exception of the town of Hammerfest). The administrative centre of Sørøysund was the town of Hammerfest, even though the town was not part of Sørøysund.[2]

Sørøysund herred

"Hammerfest landdistrikt" (historic)
Official logo of Sørøysund herred
Finnmark within
Norway
Sørøysund within Finnmark
Sørøysund within Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°38′28″N 23°40′19″E / 70.64111°N 23.67194°E / 70.64111; 23.67194Coordinates: 70°38′28″N 23°40′19″E / 70.64111°N 23.67194°E / 70.64111; 23.67194
CountryNorway
CountyFinnmark
DistrictVest-Finnmark
Established1 Jan 1852
Disestablished1 Jan 1992
Administrative centreHammerfest
Area
 • Total826 km2 (319 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1992)
 • Total2,341
 • Density2.8/km2 (7.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sørøyværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-2016
Preceded byHammerfest in 1852
Succeeded byHammerfest in 1992

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Hammerfest landdistrikt ("the rural district of Hammerfest") was established on 1 January 1852 when it was separated from the town of Hammerfest. The initial population of Sørøysund was 1,256. On 1 July 1869, the southern district of Kvalsund (population: 514) was separated from Hammerfest landdistrikt to form a municipality of its own, leaving Hammerfest landdistrikt with 932 inhabitants. On 1 January 1875, a small part of Hammerfest landdistrikt (population: 20) was transferred to the neighboring town-municipality of Hammerfest.

On 1 January 1919, the name of the municipality was changed from Hammerfest landdistrikt to Sørøysund. On 1 January 1963, another small area of Sørøysund (population: 33) was transferred to the town of Hammerfest. On 1 January 1992, Sørøysund was merged into the neighbouring town-municipality of Hammerfest. Prior to the merger, Sørøysund had 2,341 inhabitants.[3]

NameEdit

The name is taken from the Sørøysundet sound between the islands of Sørøya, Stjernøya, and Kvaløya.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is modern and they were granted on 8 June 1979. The arms are blue with three white boats; two smaller ones over one larger one. The boats were chosen to show the importance of fishing in Sørøysund. The number three also refers to the three islands in the municipality: Sørøya, Kvaløya, and Seiland.[4]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

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

Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Independent list (Uavhengiges liste)1
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:17
Sørøysund Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)3
Total number of members:16
Sørøysund Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)5
Total number of members:16
Sørøysund Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)6
Total number of members:16
Sørøysund Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1967" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1967. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  11. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1964. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
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  14. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  15. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
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