Øksendal

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Øksendal herad
Former Municipality
Øksendal herad is located in Møre og Romsdal
Øksendal herad
Øksendal herad
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°40′32″N 08°23′57″E / 62.67556°N 8.39917°E / 62.67556; 8.39917Coordinates: 62°40′32″N 08°23′57″E / 62.67556°N 8.39917°E / 62.67556; 8.39917
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Adm. Center Øksendalsøra
Area[1]
 • Total 223 km2 (86 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1561
Created from Sunndal in 1854
Merged into Sunndal in 1960

Øksendal is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the northern part of the present-day Sunndal Municipality, along the Sunndalsfjorden. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Øksendalsøra, also where the Øksendal Church is located.[1]

History[edit]

In 1854, the parish of Øksendal was separated from Sunndal Municipality to establish the new municipality of Øksendal. Initially, Øksendal had a population of 1,291. On 1 January 1899, the eastern district of Ålvundeid was separated from Øksendal to form a municipality of its own. This left Øksendal with 654 inhabitants. On 1 January 1960, both Øksendal and Ålvundeid were incorporated into Sunndal Municipality. Prior to the merger, Øksendal had a population of 497.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Øksendal. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.