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Evanger kommune
Former Municipality
Evanger kommune is located in Hordaland
Evanger kommune
Evanger kommune
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°39′N 06°07′E / 60.650°N 6.117°E / 60.650; 6.117Coordinates: 60°39′N 06°07′E / 60.650°N 6.117°E / 60.650; 6.117
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Voss
Municipality ID NO-1237
Adm. Center Evanger
 • Total 590 km2 (230 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.[1]

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.

View of the village of Evanger and Evanger Church seen across the river Vosso from the Bergen Railway Line


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.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

Knute Nelson memorial sign in Evanger


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Evanger – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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