Erfjord

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Erfjord herred
View of the fjord area
View of the fjord area
Official logo of Erfjord herred
Erfjord within Rogaland
Erfjord within Rogaland
Coordinates: 59°21′N 06°13′E / 59.350°N 6.217°E / 59.350; 6.217Coordinates: 59°21′N 06°13′E / 59.350°N 6.217°E / 59.350; 6.217
CountryNorway
CountyRogaland
DistrictRyfylke
Established1 Jan 1914
 • Preceded byJelsa Municipality
Disestablished1 Jan 1965
 • Succeeded bySuldal Municipality
Administrative centreHålandsosen
Area
 (upon dissolution)
 • Total132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population
 (1965)
 • Total610
 • Density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1137

Erfjord is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 132-square-kilometre (51 sq mi) municipality existed from 1914 until 1965. It encompassed the area around the Erfjorden in the southwestern part of the present-day municipality of Suldal. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Hålandsosen, where the Erfjord Church is located.[2]

History[edit]

The municipality of Erfjord was created on 1 January 1914, when the municipality of Jelsa was split in two: the western part remained as Jelsa, and the eastern part became Erfjord. Initially, Erfjord had 617 inhabitants. On 1 January 1965, a major municipal consolidation took place due to the recommendations of the Schei Committee. Erfjord municipality ceased to exist and it was merged with the municipalities of Sand and Suldal as well as part of the municipalities of Jelsa and Imsland to form the new (much larger) municipality of Suldal. At the time of its dissolution, Erfjord had 610 residents.[3]

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Erfjord, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elects a mayor.[4]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Herredsstyre) of Erfjord was made up of representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Erfjord Herredsstyre 1964–1965 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:13
Erfjord Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:13
Erfjord Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:13
Erfjord Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:12
Erfjord Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:12
Erfjord Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
7
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:12
Erfjord Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:12
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Erfjord – tidligere kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (12 May 2016). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1964. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 14 July 2020.