Church in Bremsnes
|County||Møre og Romsdal|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Created from||Kvernes in 1897|
|Merged into||Averøy in 1964|
Bremsnes is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality of Bremsnes was based in the village of Bremsnes, where Bremsnes Church is located. Bremsnes municipality surrounded the Bremsnesfjorden and it included parts of the islands of Averøya, Frei, and Nordlandet. Bremsnes essentially encircled the city of Kristiansund on the west, south, and east sides.
The municipality of Bremsnes was established on 1 January 1897 when it was separated from the municipality of Kvernes. Initially, Bremsnes had a population of 2,917. On 8 July 1903, an uninhabited part of Bremsnes was transferred back to Kvernes. On 1 January 1964, Bremsnes ceased to exist. The Bolga and Valen areas on the island of Frei (population: 884) became a part of Frei Municipality. The Dale area on the island of Nordlandet (population: 963) was incorporated into Kristiansund Municipality. The rest of Bremsnes (population: 3,153) was merged with Kvernes and most of Kornstad to create the new Averøy Municipality.
- Store norske leksikon. "Bremsnes – tidl. kommune i Møre og Romsdal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-05-05.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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