|• Total||590 km2 (230 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Created from||Voss in 1885|
|Merged into||Voss and Vaksdal in 1964|
Evanger is a former municipality in the Voss district of Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1885 until 1964 when it was merged into two neighboring municipalities. The 590-square-kilometre (230 sq mi) municipality included the eastern part of the Eksingedalen valley, the area surrounding the lake Evangervatnet, and the Bergsdalen valley.
The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Evanger where Evanger Church is located. Evanger Church served the central part of the municipality. Nesheim Church and Eksingedal Church served the northern part of Evanger and Bergsdalen Church served the southern part of the municipality.
On 1 January 1885, the western district of the municipality of Voss (population: 2,045) was separated from Voss to become the new municipality of Evanger.
On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Evanger was dissolved. The Bergsdalen and Eksingedalen valleys (population: 251) were merged with parts of the municipalities of Bruvik and Modalen to create the new municipality Vaksdal. The rest of Evanger, with 1,075 inhabitants, was merged back into the municipality of Voss.
- Knute Nelson (1843–1923), United States Senator
- Bjørn Rongen (1906–1983), novelist and children's book writer
- Viking Mestad, politician for the Norwegian Liberal Party
- Store norske leksikon. "Evanger – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-10.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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