Sørøysund

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Sørøysund herred
previously "Hammerfest landdistrikt"
Former Municipality
Sørøysund herred is located in Finnmark
Sørøysund herred
Sørøysund herred
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°38′28″N 23°40′19″E / 70.64111°N 23.67194°E / 70.64111; 23.67194Coordinates: 70°38′28″N 23°40′19″E / 70.64111°N 23.67194°E / 70.64111; 23.67194
Country Norway
County Finnmark
District Nord-Norge
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality ID NO-2016
Adm. Center Hammerfest
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Hammerfest in 1852
Merged into Hammerfest in 1992

Sørøysund is a former municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Hammerfest. The former municipality encompassed the eastern part of the island of Sørøya, the northern part of the island of Seiland, and the northern part of Kvaløya (with the exception of the town of Hammerfest). The administrative centre of Sørøysund was the town of Hammerfest, even though the town was not part of Sørøysund.

Name[edit]

The name is taken from the Sørøysundet sound between the islands of Sørøya, Stjernøya, and Kvaløya.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Hammerfest landdistrikt ("the rural district of Hammerfest") was established on 1 January 1852 when it was separated from the town of Hammerfest. The initial population of Sørøysund was 1,256. On 1 July 1869, the southern district of Kvalsund (population: 514) was separated from Hammerfest landdistrikt to form a municipality of its own, leaving Hammerfest landdistrikt with 932 inhabitants. On 1 January 1875, a small part of Hammerfest landdistrikt (population: 20) was transferred to the neighboring town-municipality of Hammerfest.

On 1 January 1919, the name of the municipality was changed from Hammerfest landdistrikt to Sørøysund. On 1 January 1963, a small area of Sørøysund (population: 33) was transferred to the town of Hammerfest. On 1 January 1992, Sørøysund was merged into the neighbouring town-municipality of Hammerfest. Prior to the merger, Sørøysund had 2,341 inhabitants.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sørøysund" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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