Hattfjelldal

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Hattfjelldal kommune

Aarborten tjïelte
View of Hattfjell ("hat mountain")
View of Hattfjell ("hat mountain")
Official logo of Hattfjelldal kommune
Nordland within
Norway
Hattfjelldal within Nordland
Hattfjelldal within Nordland
Coordinates: 65°32′51″N 14°08′04″E / 65.54750°N 14.13444°E / 65.54750; 14.13444Coordinates: 65°32′51″N 14°08′04″E / 65.54750°N 14.13444°E / 65.54750; 14.13444
CountryNorway
CountyNordland
DistrictHelgeland
Established1862
Administrative centreHattfjelldal
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Harald Lie (Sp)
Area
 • Total2,684.32 km2 (1,036.42 sq mi)
 • Land2,411.13 km2 (930.94 sq mi)
 • Water273.19 km2 (105.48 sq mi)  10.2%
Area rank20 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,297
 • Rank313 in Norway
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
-10.2%
Demonym(s)hattfjelldaling[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1826
Official language formNeutral[2]
Websitehattfjelldal.kommune.no

Hattfjelldal (Southern Sami: Aarborte) is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hattfjelldal. Other villages include Grubben, Svenskvollen, and Varntresk. Hattfjelldal Airfield is located in the village of Hattfjelldal.

The 2,684-square-kilometre (1,036 sq mi) municipality is the 20th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Hattfjelldal is the 313th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,297. The municipality's population density is 0.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.3/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 10.2% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

Hattfjelldal is one of the last strongholds for the seriously endangered Southern Sami language. It was also one of the municipalities in Norway involved in the Terra Securities scandal.

General information[edit]

The municipality of Hattfjelldal was established in 1862 when it was separated from the large municipality of Vefsn. The initial population of Hattfjelldal was 961. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the part of Hattfjelldal on the north side of the lake Røssvatnet (population: 168) was transferred to the neighboring Hemnes Municipality.[5]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally a parish) is named after the old Hattfjelldalen farm (referred to as "Hatfieldalen" in 1723) where the first church was built. The name describes the valley (-dalen) below the mountain Hattfjellet. Hattfjellet takes its name from the hat-like shape.[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 24 October 1986. The arms show the Hattfjellet mountain, with its typical shape. The mountain is a canting element since the name of the municipality means "hat mountain valley".[7]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Hattfjelldal. It is part of the Indre Helgeland prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland.

Churches in Hattfjelldal
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Hattfjelldal Hattfjelldal Church Hattfjelldal 1868
Susendal Church Svenskvollen 2001
Varntresk Church Varntresk 1986

Geography[edit]

View of the lake Krutvatnet

Hattfjelldal lies along the Swedish border in the southeastern part of Nordland county. The lake Røssvatnet (Southern Sami: Reevhtse) lies on the border between Hattfjelldal and Hemnes, and it serves as a reservoir. It has been the site of human occupation since the Stone Age. Its area of 219 square kilometres (85 sq mi) makes it the second largest lake in Norway by surface area.

Other lakes in the region include Daningen, Elsvatnet, Famnvatnet, Jengelvatnet, Kjerringvatnet, Krutvatnet, Ranseren, Simskardvatnet, and Unkervatnet. The large river Vefsna runs through the municipality.

Børgefjell National Park is partly located in the southern part of Hattfjelldal, as is Jetnamsklumpen, a prominent mountain. There is several nature reserves, such as Varnvassdalen with a varied topography and old growth forest of pine, birch and some spruce.[8]

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Hattfjelldal, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[9] The municipality falls under the Alstahaug District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Hattfjelldal is made up of 11 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Hattfjelldal Local List (Hattfjelldal Bygdeliste)1
Total number of members:11
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Hattfjelldal Local List (Hattfjelldal Bygdeliste)3
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre),
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti),
and Centre Party (Senterpartiet)
6
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre),
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti),
and Liberal Party (Venstre)
2
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre),
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti),
and Liberal Party (Venstre)
2
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre),
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti),
Centre Party (Senterpartiet), and Liberal Party (Venstre)
7
Total number of members:21
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:21
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Joint list of the Centre Party (Senterpartiet),
Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti),
and Liberal Party (Venstre)
8
Total number of members:21
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:21
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
 Socialist common list (Venstresosialistiske felleslister)1
Total number of members:21
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist People's Party (Sosialistisk Folkeparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:17
Hattfjelldal Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:16
Hattfjelldal Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:16
Hattfjelldal Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:16
Hattfjelldal Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:16

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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