Ankenes

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This article is about the former municipality in Nordland, Norway. For the village in Narvik, see Ankenesstranda.
Ankenes herred
Former Municipality
Ankenes herred is located in Nordland
Ankenes herred
Ankenes herred
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°25′16″N 17°22′11″E / 68.42111°N 17.36972°E / 68.42111; 17.36972Coordinates: 68°25′16″N 17°22′11″E / 68.42111°N 17.36972°E / 68.42111; 17.36972
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality ID NO-1855
Adm. Center Ankenesstranda
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Ofoten in 1884
Merged into Narvik in 1974

Ankenes is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It encompassed much of the present-day municipality of Narvik, outside of the city of Narvik. Today, Ankenes is a largely residential area west of Narvik, located on the southern side of Beisfjorden. The main village in Ankenes is Ankenesstrand. It was the old administrative centre of Ankenes and it is the location of the Ankenes Church.[1]

The European route E6 highway is the main thoroughfare through Ankenes and it follows the shoreline of the Ofotfjorden and Beisfjorden and it then crosses the fjord over the 375-metre (1,230 ft) long Beisfjord Bridge where it then reaches the city of Narvik.

History[edit]

The old municipality of Ofoten was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Ofoten included all of the Ankenes area. On 1 January 1884, Ofoten was dissolved and split into two municipalities: Ankenes and Evindnæs. Initially, Ankenes had 1,734 residents. On 1 January 1902, the city of Narvik (population: 3,705) was separated from Ankenes to form a separate municipality. The split left Ankenes with a population of 3,023. On 1 January 1974, the municipality of Ankenes was merged with the city of Narvik to form the municipality of Narvik. Prior to the merger, Ankenes had 7,022 inhabitants and Narvik had 12,758.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Ankenes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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