Bremnes

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Bremnes kommune
Former Municipality
Slåtterøy Lighthouse
Bremnes kommune is located in Hordaland
Bremnes kommune
Bremnes kommune
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 59°47′34″N 05°10′20″E / 59.79278°N 5.17222°E / 59.79278; 5.17222Coordinates: 59°47′34″N 05°10′20″E / 59.79278°N 5.17222°E / 59.79278; 5.17222
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Sunnhordland
Municipality ID NO-1220
Adm. Center Svortland
Area[1]
 • Total 125 km2 (48 sq mi)
Population (1963)
 • Total 4,829
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Finnås in 1916
Merged into Bømlo in 1963

Bremnes is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1916 until 1963 when it was merged into the new municipality of Bømlo. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Svortland, where Bremnes Church is located. The 125-square-kilometre (48 sq mi) municipality covered the northern and western half of the island of Bømlo as well as the many small, surrounding islets.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Bremnes was established on 1 July 1916 when the old municipality of Finnås was divided into the new municipalities of Moster, Bømlo, and Bremnes. Initially, Bremnes had a population of 3,411. On 1 January 1963, the three municipalities of Moster, Bømlo, and Bremnes were merged into the new, larger municipality of Bømlo. Prior to the merger, Bremnes had a population of 4,829.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Bremnes – Hordaland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-02-16. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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