Hålandsdal

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Hålandsdal kommune
Former Municipality
Hålandsdal kommune is located in Hordaland
Hålandsdal kommune
Hålandsdal kommune
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°14′N 05°49′E / 60.233°N 5.817°E / 60.233; 5.817Coordinates: 60°14′N 05°49′E / 60.233°N 5.817°E / 60.233; 5.817
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality ID NO-1239
Adm. Center Holdhus
Area[1]
 • Total 131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population (1963)
 • Total 534
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created as Fusa in 1903
Merged into Fusa in 1964

Hålandsdal is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The 131-square-kilometre (51 sq mi) municipality encompassed the northeastern part of present-day municipality of Fusa. It included the large lakes Skogseidvatnet and Gjønavatnet and all of their surrounding valleys. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Holdhus where the Holdhus Church is located.[1]

History[edit]

On 1 January 1903, the parish of Hålandsdal was separated from the municipality of Fusa to form a separate municipality of its own. Initially, Hålandsdal had a population of 647. It was a small municipality and so in the early 1960s, the Schei Committee recommended that it be merged with two of its neighbors: Fusa and Strandvik. So, on 1 January 1964, Hålandsdal was merged with Strandvik and most of Fusa, creating a new, larger municipality of Fusa. Prior to the merger, Hålandsdal had a population of 528.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Hålandsdal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.