Skånevik

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Skånevik kommune
Former Municipality
Country Norway
County Hordaland
District Vestlandet
Municipality ID NO-1212
Adm. center Skånevik
Population (1964)
 • Total 2,705
Created from Skånevik formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged with Etne and Kvinnherad in 1964

Skånevik is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway.

The parish of Skonevik was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

On 1 January 1965 the districts situated south of the Skånevik-/Åkrafjord and east of Åkra became a part of Etne municipality. This area had 1.493 inhabitants, and the village Skånevik is located in western Etne. The area lying north of the fjord and west of Åkra, with a population of 1.189, became a part of Kvinnherad.

Coordinates: 59°44′N 5°59′E / 59.733°N 5.983°E / 59.733; 5.983