Sørreisa

Sørreisa (Northern Sami: Ráisavuona suohkan) is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sørreisa. Other villages include Grunnreisa, Skøelva, and Smørsgård.

Sørreisa kommune

Ráisavuona suohkan
Official logo of Sørreisa kommune
Troms og Finnmark within
Norway
Sørreisa within Troms og Finnmark
Sørreisa within Troms og Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°05′31″N 18°11′37″E / 69.09194°N 18.19361°E / 69.09194; 18.19361Coordinates: 69°05′31″N 18°11′37″E / 69.09194°N 18.19361°E / 69.09194; 18.19361
CountryNorway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictMidt-Troms
Established1 Sept 1886
Administrative centreSørreisa
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Jan-Eirik Nordahl (Ap)
Area
 • Total362.95 km2 (140.14 sq mi)
 • Land346.67 km2 (133.85 sq mi)
 • Water16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)  4.5%
Area rank247 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,464
 • Rank218 in Norway
 • Density10/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
2.9%
Demonym(s)Sørreisværing[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-5419
Official language formNeutral[2]
Websitesorreisa.kommune.no

The 363-square-kilometre (140 sq mi) municipality is the 247th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Sørreisa is the 218th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 3,464. The municipality's population density is 10 inhabitants per square kilometre (26/sq mi) and its population has increased by 2.9% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

General informationEdit

The municipality of Sørreisen was established on 1 September 1886 when the large Tranøy Municipality was divided into three: Tranøy (population: 1,239) in the west, Dyrøy (population: 1,281) in the south, and Sørreisen (population: 1,361) in the east. Later, the spelling was changed to Sørreisa. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the part of Sørreisa across the Reisafjorden on the island of Senja (population: 129) was transferred to Lenvik Municipality.[5]

On 1 January 2020, the municipality became part of the newly formed Troms og Finnmark county. Previously, it had been part of the old Troms county.[6]

NameEdit

The municipality is named after the Reisafjorden (originally Reisa), which again is named after the Reisaelva (the "Reisa river" - originally Reisa). The river name is derived from the verb rísa which means "raise" (referring to flooding). The first element Sør ("south") was added to distinguish the municipality from Nordreisa Municipality (located further to the north in the same county). The municipality was originally named Sørreisen.[7]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 7 September 1984. The arms show three gold stars on a red background. It was derived from the oldest known seal in the municipality, a 17th-century seal of Jacob Hansen Kinapel, who was a police sergeant in Sørreisa from 1715 to 1748.[8]

ChurchesEdit

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Sørreisa. It is part of the Indre Troms prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.

Churches in Sørreisa
Parish (Sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Sørreisa Sørreisa Church Tømmervika 1992
Skøelv Chapel Skøelva 1966
Straumen Chapel Sørreisa 1973

GeographyEdit

Sørreisa is located on the western coast of Norway, along the Reisafjorden, just east of the large island of Senja. The 363-square-kilometre (140 sq mi) municipality is mostly populated along the shoreline. The municipality of Dyrøy lies to the west, Salangen and Bardu to the south, Målselv to the east, and Lenvik to the north.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sørreisa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.5
(23.9)
−4.3
(24.3)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.0
(33.8)
5.9
(42.6)
10.2
(50.4)
12.7
(54.9)
11.5
(52.7)
7.4
(45.3)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.8
(30.6)
−3.1
(26.4)
3.1
(37.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 97
(3.8)
86
(3.4)
67
(2.6)
56
(2.2)
39
(1.5)
50
(2.0)
66
(2.6)
74
(2.9)
92
(3.6)
122
(4.8)
103
(4.1)
103
(4.1)
955
(37.6)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[9]

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Sørreisa, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[10] The municipality falls under the Senja District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Sørreisa is made up of 19 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Sørreisa Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Cooperation List (Samlingslista)3
Total number of members:19
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Cooperation List (Samlingslista)4
Total number of members:15
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Cooperation List (Samlingslista)5
Total number of members:15
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Cooperation list (Samlingslista)6
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
Total number of members:16
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:16
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
4
Total number of members:16

Notable peopleEdit

 
Herborg Finnset, 2017

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