Grytten

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Grytten herad
Former Municipality
Grytten herad is located in Møre og Romsdal
Grytten herad
Grytten herad
Location in 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
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Romsdal
Adm. Center Åndalsnes
Area[1]
 • Total 797 km2 (308 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1539
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Rauma in 1964

Grytten is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality encompassed the Romsdalen valley which follows the Rauma River from the Oppland county border to 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).[1]

History[edit]

Grytten was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). 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. The last split left Grytten with had a population of 1,728. On 1 January 1964, Grytten was merged with the municipalities of Eid, Hen, Voll, and part of Veøy to form the new Rauma Municipality. Prior to the merger, Grytten had a population of 3,683.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Grytten" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.