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|• Total||96 km2 (37 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Merged into||Osterøy and Arna in 1964|
Haus is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until 1964. Upon its dissolution in 1964, the municipality covered an area of 96 square kilometres (37 sq mi). The municipality encompassed the southern half of the island of Osterøy as well as the area across the Sørfjorden from the island to the east, south, and west. The administrative centre was the village of Haus, where Haus Church is located.
The parish of Haus (historically spelled "Hougs") was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1870, the northeastern half of the municipality (population: 2,062) was separated from Haus to form the new municipality of Bruvik. The split left Haus with a population of 4,229. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Haus was dissolved. The part of Haus municipality that was situated on the island of Osterøy was transferred to the new municipality of Osterøy and the remaining part of Haus (on the mainland) formed the new municipality of Arna.
- Store norske leksikon. "Haus" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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