Erfjord

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Erfjord herad
Former Municipality
View of the fjord area
View of the fjord area
Erfjord herad is located in Rogaland
Erfjord herad
Erfjord herad
Location in Rogaland county
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
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Ryfylke
Municipality ID NO-1137
Adm. Center Hålandsosen
Area[1]
 • Total 132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Jelsa in 1914
Merged into Suldal in 1965

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.[1]

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.[2]

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