Ullsfjord

Ullsfjord is a former municipality in Troms county in Norway. The 716-square-kilometre (276 sq mi) municipality existed from 1902 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located in what is now the eastern part of Tromsø Municipality and the southwestern part of Lyngen Municipality. The municipality encompassed the area surrounding the Ullsfjorden between Tromsø and Lyngen. The administrative centre was the village of Sjursnes where Ullsfjord Church is located.[2]

Ullsfjord herred
View of Ullsfjord Church in Sjursnes
View of Ullsfjord Church in Sjursnes
Official logo of Ullsfjord herred
Troms within
Norway
Ullsfjord within Troms
Ullsfjord within Troms
Coordinates: 69°31′57″N 19°38′27″E / 69.53250°N 19.64083°E / 69.53250; 19.64083Coordinates: 69°31′57″N 19°38′27″E / 69.53250°N 19.64083°E / 69.53250; 19.64083
CountryNorway
CountyTroms
DistrictHålogaland
Established1902
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreSjursnes
Area
 • Total716 km2 (276 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total2,190
 • Density3.1/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ullsfjording[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1937
Preceded byLyngen in 1902
Succeeded byTromsø and Lyngen in 1964

NameEdit

 
View of Sjursnes
 
Ullsfjord area

The municipality was originally named Sørfjord from 1902 until 1938. This literally translates as "the southern fjord" (a branch of the larger Ullsfjorden). In 1938, the name of the municipality was changed to Ullsfjord, after the name of the nearby Ullsfjorden. The municipality's new name literally means the fjord of Ullr, a god from ancient Germanic paganism.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Sørfjord was established on 1 January 1902 when Lyngen Municipality was divided in two: the western part (population: 1,139) became the municipality of Ullsfjord and the eastern part (population: 5,102) remained as Lyngen.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality ceased to exist and its land was divided as follows:

GovernmentEdit

Municipal councilEdit

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

Ullsfjord Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:17
Ullsfjord Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:17
Ullsfjord Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:12
Ullsfjord Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:12
Ullsfjord Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:12
Ullsfjord Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-12-11). "Ullsfjord – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1911). Norske gaardnavne: Troms amt (in Norwegian) (17 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 159.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-03-18.

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