Samnanger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Samnanger kommune
Municipality
Kvittingen1.jpg
Coat of arms of Samnanger kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Samnanger kommune
Hordaland within
Norway
Samnanger within Hordaland
Samnanger within Hordaland
Coordinates: 60°24′10″N 5°48′20″E / 60.40278°N 5.80556°E / 60.40278; 5.80556Coordinates: 60°24′10″N 5°48′20″E / 60.40278°N 5.80556°E / 60.40278; 5.80556
Country Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Administrative centre Tysse
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Marit A. Aase (KrF)
Area
 • Total 269 km2 (104 sq mi)
 • Land 258 km2 (100 sq mi)
Area rank 290 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,331
 • Rank 316 in Norway
 • Density 9/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -2.8 %
Demonym Samning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1242
Official language form Nynorsk
Website www.samnanger.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1951 2,503 —    
1960 2,493 −0.4%
1970 2,180 −12.6%
1980 2,305 +5.7%
1990 2,412 +4.6%
2000 2,282 −5.4%
2010 2,382 +4.4%
2020 2,478 +4.0%
2030 2,555 +3.1%
Source: Statistics Norway.

Samnanger is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Samnanger was separated from Os on 1 January 1907. The municipality is located east of Bergen. Development of hydroelectric power plants started here in 1909.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The name originally belonged to the fjord (now Samnangerfjorden). The meaning of the first element is unknown, and the last element is angr which means "fjord".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 27 April 1990. It shows six yellow drops of water on a red field. Water was chosen as a symbol on the arms because of the wet climate and the source of hydroelectricity that is prevalent in the area. The designer of the arms was Even Jarl Skoglund.[2]

See also: Bykle and Tinn

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ "Kommunevåpen". Flags of the World. 28 June 2002. Retrieved 21 September 2008.