Elsfjord

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Elsfjord herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1829
Adm. Center Elsfjord
Created from Hemnes in 1929
Merged into Vefsn in 1962
Elsfjord
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Elsfjord is located in Nordland
Elsfjord
Elsfjord
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 66°06′11″N 13°32′53″E / 66.10306°N 13.54806°E / 66.10306; 13.54806Coordinates: 66°06′11″N 13°32′53″E / 66.10306°N 13.54806°E / 66.10306; 13.54806
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality Vefsn
Elevation [1] 2 m (7 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8672 Elsfjord

Elsfjord is a village and former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located around the Elsfjorden in the northern part of the present-day municipality of Vefsn. The main villages in the municipality were Elsfjord and Drevvassbygda.[2] The village of Elsfjord is located at the end of the fjord, and it is the location of the local church, Elsfjord Church.

History[edit]

The municipality of Elsfjord was established on 1 July 1929 when it was separated from the large municipality of Hemnes. At that time, Elsfjord had a population of 765. On 1 January 1962, it was merged with the municipalities of Drevja, Vefsn, and the town of Mosjøen) to form a new, larger municipality of Vefsn. Prior to the merger, Elsfjord had a population of 920.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elsfjord" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Elsfjord. – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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