Alta-Talvik

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Alta-Talvik herred
Alten-Talvig (historic)
Former municipality
Bilde-Alta boligomraade.jpg
Alta-Talvik herred is located in Finnmark
Alta-Talvik herred
Alta-Talvik herred
Alta-Talvik within Finnmark
Alta-Talvik herred is located in Norway
Alta-Talvik herred
Alta-Talvik herred
Alta-Talvik herred (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°58′07″N 23°16′17″E / 69.96861°N 23.27139°E / 69.96861; 23.27139Coordinates: 69°58′07″N 23°16′17″E / 69.96861°N 23.27139°E / 69.96861; 23.27139
Country Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Established 1 Jan 1838
Disestablished 1863
Administrative centre Alta
Area
 • Total 3,849.47 km2 (1,486.29 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1863)
 • Total 4,380
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Altaværing
Talvikværing
Talviking[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-2012
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded by Alta and Talvik in 1863

Alta-Talvik (or the historic: Alten-Talvig) is a former municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 3,849-square-kilometre (1,486 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1863. It was located along the Altafjorden and the river Altaelva with the same borders as the present-day Alta Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Alta (in 2000, the village was declared a town). The European route E6 highway runs through the area today.[2]

History[edit]

The parish of Alten-Talvig was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1835 census, the area had a population of 3,085.[3] In 1863, the municipality of Alten-Talvig was dissolved and its area was split to create two new municipalities: Alten (population: 2,442) in the south and Talvig (population: 1,938) in the north. The two municipalities lasted for 101 years independently. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, Talvik and Alta were merged back together to form the present-day Alta Municipality.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2009-02-09). "Alta-Talvik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-05-12. 
  3. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Finnmark 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

External links[edit]

  • Alta travel guide from Wikivoyage