Buksnes

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Buksnes herred
Former Municipality
View of Gravdal and surrounding area
View of Gravdal and surrounding area
Buksnes herred is located in Nordland
Buksnes herred
Buksnes herred
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°07′01″N 13°33′37″E / 68.11694°N 13.56028°E / 68.11694; 13.56028Coordinates: 68°07′01″N 13°33′37″E / 68.11694°N 13.56028°E / 68.11694; 13.56028
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Lofoten
Municipality ID NO-1860
Adm. Center Gravdal
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Vestvågøy in 1963

Buksnes is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Vestvågøy. It originally comprised the western part of the island of Vestvågøya. The main church for the municipality was Buksnes Church in the village of Gravdal.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Buksnes was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 July 1919, Buksnes' southern district (population: 2,272) was separated from it to create the new municipality of Hol. The split left Buksnes with 3,188 inhabitants. On 1 January 1963, Buksnes was merged together with the neighboring municipalities of Borge, Hol, and Valberg to create the new municipality of Vestvågøy. Prior to the merger, Buksnes had a population of 4,416.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Buksnes – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.