Sør-Vågsøy

Sør-Vågsøy is a former municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county (now Vestland) in Norway. The municipality existed from 1910 until 1964 and it encompassed the southern part of the island of Vågsøy and a small area on the mainland just east of the island. The area is now located in the present-day Kinn Municipality. The administrative centre of the municipality was Måløy, where Sør-Vågsøy Church is located. Other population centres in the municipality are the villages of Holvik, Vågsvåg, Torskangerpoll, Færestrand, and Ytre Oppedal.

Sør-Vågsøy herad
View of Måløy
View of Måløy
Official logo of Sør-Vågsøy herad
Sogn og Fjordane within
Norway
Sør-Vågsøy within Sogn og Fjordane
Sør-Vågsøy within Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°56′07″N 05°05′49″E / 61.93528°N 5.09694°E / 61.93528; 5.09694Coordinates: 61°56′07″N 05°05′49″E / 61.93528°N 5.09694°E / 61.93528; 5.09694
CountryNorway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictNordfjord
Established1 Jan 1910
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreMåløy
Population
 (1964)
 • Total3,926
Demonym(s)Vågsøyværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1439
Preceded bySelje Municipality in 1910
Succeeded byVågsøy Municipality in 1964

NameEdit

The municipality was named Sør-Vågsøy because it encompassed the southern part of Vågsøy island (sør means "southern" 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

Sør-Vågsøy was originally a part of the municipality of Selje (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1910, the western part of the municipality of Selje was split off into the two new municipalities of Sør-Vågsøy and Nord-Vågsøy. Sør-Vågsøy had an initial population of 1,517. On 1 July 1921, the Blesrød farm in Nord-Vågsøy (just north of Måløy) was transferred to Sør-Vågsøy. 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 the neighboring municipalities of Davik and Selje.[3]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Heradsstyre) of Sør-Vågsøy was made up of 29 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Sør-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høgre)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:29
Sør-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)7
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:29
Sør-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:20
Sør-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:20
Sør-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:20
Sør-Vågsøy Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:20

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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. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-11.