Time, Norway

Time is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Jæren. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Bryne. Some villages in the municipality include Kvernaland, Lyefjell, Mossige, and Undheim. Most of Time is fairly flat and it is used for agriculture. The eastern portion of the municipality is more rugged moorland.[3]

Time kommune
View of the town of Bryne
View of the town of Bryne
Coat of arms of Time kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Time kommune
Rogaland within
Norway
Time within Rogaland
Time within Rogaland
Coordinates: 58°43′22″N 05°45′55″E / 58.72278°N 5.76528°E / 58.72278; 5.76528Coordinates: 58°43′22″N 05°45′55″E / 58.72278°N 5.76528°E / 58.72278; 5.76528
CountryNorway
CountyRogaland
DistrictJæren
Established1 Jan 1838
Administrative centreBryne
Government
 • Mayor (2011)Reinert Kverneland (H)
Area
 • Total183.19 km2 (70.73 sq mi)
 • Land170.88 km2 (65.98 sq mi)
 • Water12.31 km2 (4.75 sq mi)  6.7%
Area rank309 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total18,916
 • Rank67 in Norway
 • Density110.7/km2 (287/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
17.7%
Demonym(s)Timebu[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1121
Official language formNynorsk[2]
Websitetime.kommune.no

The 183-square-kilometre (71 sq mi) municipality is the 309th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Time is the 67th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 18,916. The municipality's population density is 110.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (287/sq mi) and its population has increased by 17.7% over the previous 10-year period.[4][5]

General informationEdit

 
View from Lyefjell towards Bryne
Historical population
YearPop.±%
19515,206—    
19616,235+19.8%
19718,124+30.3%
198110,132+24.7%
199112,059+19.0%
200113,501+12.0%
201116,450+21.8%
202018,916+15.0%
Source: Statistics Norway.[6]

The parish of "Thime" was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). The municipal borders have been slightly changed twice since that time. On 1 January 1970, a small unpopulated area was moved from Time to Gjesdal municipality. Then again on 1 January 1989 another unpopulated area was transferred to Gjesdal.[7] Both times it was to make more room for the growing village of Ålgård.

NameEdit

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Time farm (Old Norse: Þímin or Þímvin), since the first Time Church was built there. The meaning of the first element is unknown but the last element is vin which means "meadow" or "pasture". Historically, the municipality name was spelled Thime, but the "h" was dropped as the Norwegian language was reformed over time.[8]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms was granted on 23 December 1977. It shows a white or light gray northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) on a red background. This bird (known as a vipe in Norwegian) was chosen as a symbol for the municipality as it is a typical bird for the area. It is shown with wings upwards to symbolize optimism.[9]

ChurchesEdit

The Church of Norway has three parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Time. It is part of the Jæren prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Stavanger.

Churches in Time
Parish (sokn) Church name Location of the church Year built
Bryne Bryne Church Bryne 1979
Time Time Church Time (just outside Bryne) 1859
Undheim Undheim Church Undheim 2001

GeographyEdit

Time is located in the district of Jæren which is mostly flat and agricultural. The river Figgjoelva marks the northern border of Time with the municipality of Sandnes. The large lake Frøylandsvatnet forms part of the border with the neighboring municipality of Klepp. The landlocked municipality also includes part of the "Høg-Jæren" ("high-Jæren") area which is not flat like the rest of the district. Høg-Jæren is more hilly, rugged, and less densely populated.[3]

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Time, 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 Jæren District Court and the Gulating Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Time is made up of 27 representatives that are elected to four year terms. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows:

Time Kommunestyre 2020–2024 [11]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)3
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet Dei Grøne)1
 Conservative Party (Høgre)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Time Kommunestyre 2015–2019 [12]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)5
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)3
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet Dei Grøne)1
 Conservative Party (Høgre)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Time Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [13]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)10
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Time Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [12]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Time Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [12]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:27
Time Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [12]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høgre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)8
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:35
Time Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [14]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høgre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)7
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:35
Time Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [15]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:35
Time Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [16]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)8
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Joint list of the Liberal Party (Venstre) and
Liberal People's Party (Liberale Folkepartiet)
2
Total number of members:35
Time Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [17]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:35
Time Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [18]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høgre)10
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:29
Time Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [19]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Anders Lange's Party (Anders Langes parti)1
 Conservative Party (Høgre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)6
 New People's Party (Nye Folkepartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
Total number of members:29
Time Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [20]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)10
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:29
Time Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [21]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:25
Time Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [22]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:25
Time Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [23]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høgre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:25
Time Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [24]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høgre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)9
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:25
Time Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [25]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høgre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)9
Total number of members:20
Time Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [26]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:20
Time Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [27]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:20
Time Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [28]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:16

International relationsEdit

Twin towns/Sister citiesEdit

Time has sister city agreements with the following places:

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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