Drevja

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Drevja herred
Former Municipality
The Drevje Valley as seen from Drevjamoen
The Drevje Valley as seen from Drevjamoen
Drevja herred is located in Nordland
Drevja herred
Drevja herred
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 65°58′57″N 13°15′54″E / 65.98250°N 13.26500°E / 65.98250; 13.26500Coordinates: 65°58′57″N 13°15′54″E / 65.98250°N 13.26500°E / 65.98250; 13.26500
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality ID NO-1823
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Vefsn in 1927
Merged into Vefsn in 1962

Drevja is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the Drevja valley, north of the Vefsnfjorden in the northern part of the present-day municipality of Vefsn. Drevja Church was the main church for the municipality.[1]

Drevja Church

History[edit]

The municipality of Drevja was established on 1 July 1927 when it was separated from the large municipality of Vefsn to form a municipality of its own. Initially, there were 964 residents in the new municipality.

On 1 January 1962, Drevja was merged with the municipalities of Elsfjord, Vefsn, and the town of Mosjøen to form a new, larger municipality of Vefsn. Prior to the merger, Drevja had 1,001 residents.[2]

The municipality was named after the river Drevja (which flows from the lake Drevvatnet to the Vefsnfjorden). The name of the river is derived from the word drav (meaning 'rubbish' or 'waste'), thus the meaning is 'the river with unclean water'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Drevja. – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.