Hjørundfjord

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Hjørundfjord herred
View of the Hjørundfjorden from the south (in from the section called Storfjorden by Viddal)
View of the Hjørundfjorden from the south (in from the section called Storfjorden by Viddal)
Official logo of Hjørundfjord herred
Møre og Romsdal within
Norway
Hjørundfjord within Møre og Romsdal
Hjørundfjord within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°12′33″N 06°28′11″E / 62.20917°N 6.46972°E / 62.20917; 6.46972Coordinates: 62°12′33″N 06°28′11″E / 62.20917°N 6.46972°E / 62.20917; 6.46972
CountryNorway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreSæbø
Area
 • Total277 km2 (107 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,728
 • Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Hjørundfjording [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1522
Official language form[2]
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byØrsta Municipality in 1964

Hjørundfjord is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The 277-square-kilometre (107 sq mi) municipality is now a part of Ørsta Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Sæbø, located on the shores of the Hjørundfjorden. The municipality encircled both sides of the Hjørundfjorden as well as the Bondalen valley. The villages of Bjørke, Leira, and Store Standal were all a part Hjørundfjord Municipality.[3]

History[edit]

The municipality was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). The original municipality was the same as the parish (prestegjeld) of Hjørundfjord. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the three neighboring municipalities of Hjørundfjord (population: 1,728), Vartdal (population: 1,315), and Ørsta (population: 6,209) were merged into one large Ørsta Municipality.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2015-09-13). "Hjørundfjord - tidligere kommune i Møre og Romsdal". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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