|Created from||Dverberg in 1924|
|Merged into||Andøy in 1964|
View of the local church
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|Post Code||8484 Risøyhamn|
Bjørnskinn is a former municipality in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. The municipality encompassed the southern part of the present-day municipality of Andøy. It centered on the Risøysundet strait and the main villages were Bjørnskinn and Risøyhamn. The main church for the municipality was Bjørnskinn Church.
The municipality of Bjørnskinn was established on 1 January 1924 when the old municipality of Dverberg was split into three parts: Andenes (north), Dverberg (center), and Bjørnskinn (south). Initially, Bjørnskinn had a population of 1,410. On 1 January 1964, the three municipalities were reunited to form the new municipality of Andøy. Before the merger, Bjørnskinn had 1,835 inhabitants.
- Helmer Hanssen (1870-1956), Polar explorer who was on the expedition of Roald Amundsen to the South Pole
- Johan Kleppe, Member of Norwegian Parliament from Nordland (1969-1973) and defense minister in Korvald's Cabinet (1972-1973)
- Augustinus Johannessøn Sellevold (1803-1893), Fisherman-farmer who was twice elected as member of the Norwegian Parliament from Nordland (1845-1848)
- Store norske leksikon. "Bjørnskinn – bebyggelse i Andøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- "Bjørnskinn, Andøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
- Augustinus Johannesen Sellevold (Tilbake til Andøy)
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