|Møre og Romsdal|
|County||Møre og Romsdal|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1544|
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Merged into||Molde in 1964|
Bolsøy is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Bolsøy encompassed the area around the Fannefjorden including most of the present-day Molde Municipality, excluding the town of Molde. The municipality also included the Molde Archipelago and the island of Bolsøya. The administrative center of the municipality was located on the island of Bolsøya near the main church for the parish, Bolsøy Church, was also located.
The parish of Bolsøy was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1835 census, Bolsøy had a population of 2,391. On 1 January 1877, the Sotnakken farm (population: 19) was added to Bolsøy Municipality from Nesset Municipality. In 1915, a part of Bolsøy with 183 inhabitants was transferred to the town of Molde. Again in 1952, another part of Bolsøy (population: 1,913) was transferred to the town of Molde. On 1 January 1964, Bolsøy Municipality ceased to exist when it was merged with the town of Molde, the northern part of Veøy Municipality, and the Mordal area from Aukra Municipality to form the new Molde Municipality. Prior to the merger, Bolsøy had a population of 7,996.
- Store norske leksikon. "Bolsøy – tidligere kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Møre og Romsdal 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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