Åsskard

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Åsskard herad
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1540
Adm. Center Åsskard
Area[1]
 • Total 151 km2 (58 sq mi)
Created from Stangvik in 1895
Merged into Surnadal in 1965
Åsskard
Village
Åsskard is located in Møre og Romsdal
Åsskard
Åsskard
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 63°01′06″N 08°29′41″E / 63.01833°N 8.49472°E / 63.01833; 8.49472Coordinates: 63°01′06″N 08°29′41″E / 63.01833°N 8.49472°E / 63.01833; 8.49472
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Municipality Surnadal Municipality
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6644 Bæverfjord

Åsskard is a village and a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village of Åsskard is located at the innermost part of the Åsskardfjorden in the western part of Surnadal Municipality, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northwest of the village of Sylte. The village is the site of Åsskard Church.

The former municipality of Åsskard (historically spelled Aasgaard) included the area around the Åsskardfjorden, north of the Hamnesfjorden, and east of the Trongfjorden.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Aasgaard was established on 1 May 1895 when it was separated from Stangvik. It had an initial population of 629. On 1 July 1915 a southern district of Halsa Municipality (population: 114) was transferred to Aasgaard. The spelling was later changed to Åsskard. On 1 January 1965, Åsskard was incorporated into the neighboring Surnadal Municipality to the south. Before the merger, Åsskard had a population of 1,014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Åsskard – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Åsskard" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.