View of Gravdal and surrounding area
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|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.
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.
- Leonhard Christian Borchgrevink Holmboe (1802-1887), Lutheran clergymen who was the vicar in Buksnes
- Arnold Carl Johansen (1898–1957), Member of the Norwegian Parliament from Nordland
- Gerhard Schøning (1722-1780), Historian
- Harald Sverdrup (1923–1992), Poet and children's writer
- Store norske leksikon. "Buksnes – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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