Hjørundfjord

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This article is about the former municipality in Sunnmøre, Norway. For the fjord, see Hjørundfjorden.
Hjørundfjord herad
Former Municipality
Hjørundfjorden from the south (in from the section called Storfjorden by Viddal)
Hjørundfjorden from the south (in from the section called Storfjorden by Viddal)
Hjørundfjord is located in Møre og Romsdal
Hjørundfjord
Hjørundfjord
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°12′33″N 06°28′11″E / 62.20917°N 6.46972°E / 62.20917; 6.46972Coordinates: 62°12′33″N 06°28′11″E / 62.20917°N 6.46972°E / 62.20917; 6.46972
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
Municipality ID NO-1522
Adm. Center Sæbø
Area[1]
 • Total 277 km2 (107 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Ørsta Municipality in 1964

Hjørundfjord is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is now a part of Ørsta Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Sæbø, located on the shores of the Hjørundfjorden. The municipality encircled both sides of the Hjørundfjorden as well as the Bondalen valley. The villages of Bjørke, Leira, and Store Standal were all a part Hjørundfjord Municipality.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The original municipality was the same as the parish (prestegjeld) of Hjørundfjord. On 1 January 1964, Hjørundfjord and the neighboring municipalities of Vartdal and Ørsta were merged into one large Ørsta Municipality. Prior to the merger, Hjørundfjord had a population of 1,728.[2]

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