Vikedal (municipality)

Vikedal is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1965. It was located along the Vindafjorden and Sandeidfjorden in the northern part of the Ryfylke district.[1] The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Vikedal, where Vikedal Church is located.[1]

Vikedal herred
View of the village of Vikedal
View of the village of Vikedal
Official logo of Vikedal herred
Vikedal within Rogaland
Vikedal within Rogaland
Coordinates: 59°29′52″N 05°54′21″E / 59.49778°N 5.90583°E / 59.49778; 5.90583Coordinates: 59°29′52″N 05°54′21″E / 59.49778°N 5.90583°E / 59.49778; 5.90583
CountryNorway
CountyRogaland
DistrictRyfylke
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1965
Administrative centreVikedal
Population
 (1965)
 • Total980
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1157
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byVindafjord in 1965

HistoryEdit

The parish of Vikedal was created as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1923 the municipality was divided in three. The northwestern part became the municipality of Sandeid (population: 558), the central part remained as Vikedal (population: 924), and the southeastern part became the municipality of Imsland (population: 604).

On 1 January 1965, a major municipal reform took place resulting from the recommendations of the Schei Committee. The municipality of Vikedal was dissolved on that date and it was split up among two municipalities. The Hapnes and Dokskar farms (population: 2) were merged into the neighboring municipality of Tysvær to the southwest. The rest of Vikedal (population: 978) was merged with the municipality of Sandeid and parts of the municipalities of Imsland, Vats and Skjold to form the new municipality called Vindafjord.[2]

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Vikedal, 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 elects a mayor.[3]

Municipal councilEdit

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

Vikedal Herredsstyre 1964 [4]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:17
Vikedal Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:17
Vikedal Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)9
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:17
Vikedal Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16
Vikedal Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)16
Total number of members:16
Vikedal Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)8
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:16
Vikedal Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre)
and the Free-minded People's Party (Frisinnede Folkeparti)
3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Vikedal – tidligere kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  3. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (12 May 2016). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1964. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 30 July 2020.