Straumsnes, Møre og Romsdal

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Straumsnes herad
Former Municipality
Straumsnes is located in Møre og Romsdal
Straumsnes
Straumsnes
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 63°03′08″N 08°01′29″E / 63.05222°N 8.02472°E / 63.05222; 8.02472Coordinates: 63°03′08″N 08°01′29″E / 63.05222°N 8.02472°E / 63.05222; 8.02472
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
Municipality ID NO-1559
Area[1]
 • Total 124 km2 (48 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Tingvoll in 1866
Merged into Tingvoll in 1964

Straumsnes is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 124-square-kilometre (48 sq mi) municipality was located in the northern part of the present-day Tingvoll Municipality. The municipality included the northern part of the Straumsnes peninsula, the eastern part of the island of Aspøya, and several surrounding islands. Straumsnes Church was the main church for the municipality.[1]

History[edit]

On 1 January 1866, the parish of Straumsnes was separated from Tingvoll Municipality to become a new municipality. The initial population of Straumsnes was 1,222. On 1 January 1868, an uninhabited district of Halsa Municipality was transferred to Straumsnes. On 1 January 1964, Straumsnes (population: 1,160) and the part of Frei on the island of Aspøya was merged into the municipality of Tingvoll.[2]

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