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Grytten herred
Rauma, Norway - panoramio (77) (cropped).jpg
Official logo of Grytten herred
Møre og Romsdal within
Grytten within Møre og Romsdal
Grytten within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°30′N 07°41′E / 62.500°N 7.683°E / 62.500; 7.683Coordinates: 62°30′N 07°41′E / 62.500°N 7.683°E / 62.500; 7.683
CountyMøre og Romsdal
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreÅndalsnes
 • Total797 km2 (308 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
 • Total3,683
 • Density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1539
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byRauma in 1964

Grytten is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality encompassed the Romsdalen valley which follows the Rauma River from the Oppland county border to the inner part of the Romsdal Fjord at the town of Åndalsnes, as well as some smaller side valleys. The original municipality of Grytten was almost identical to the present-day Rauma Municipality, plus the southern part of Veøy Municipality (south of the Langfjorden). When Grytten ceased to exist in 1964, it had an overall area of 797 square kilometres (308 sq mi). The administrative centre was the village of Åndalsnes.[1]


Grytten was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1840, the northwestern part of Grytten was separated to form the new municipality of Voll og Eid. Then on 1 January 1902, the northeastern part of Grytten was separated to form the new municipality of Hen (population: 1,128), leaving Grytten with a population of 1,728.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Grytten (population: 3,683) was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Eid (population: 381), Voll (population: 1,163), Hen (population: 1,663), and the southern part of Veøy municipality (population: 1,400) to form the new Rauma Municipality.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Grytten" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  2. ^ "Administrasjonshistorisk Oversyn for Rauma Kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.