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Kjerringøy herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1844
Adm. Center Kjerringøy
 • Total 176 km2 (68 sq mi)
Created from Nordfold-Kjerringøy in 1906
Split into Bodin and Steigen in 1964
Kjerringøy is located in Nordland
Kjerringøy is located in Norway
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 67°31′10″N 14°45′51″E / 67.51944°N 14.76417°E / 67.51944; 14.76417Coordinates: 67°31′10″N 14°45′51″E / 67.51944°N 14.76417°E / 67.51944; 14.76417
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Salten
Municipality Bodø
Elevation[2] 11 m (36 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8093 Kjerringøy

Kjerringøy is a village and former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The administrative centre was the village Kjerringøy. The municipality encompassed the area north of the Mistfjorden mostly in the present-day municipality of Bodø.[1]

Kjerringøy tradingpost
Midnight sun in Kjerringøy

The village of Kjerringøy is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the town of Bodø, along the Karlsøyfjorden. The Kjerringøy Church is located in the village. The Kjerringøy trading post is today a part of the Nordlands Museum .


The municipality of Kjerringøy was established on 1 January 1906 when the old municipality of Nordfold-Kjerringøy was split into Kjerringøy (population: 857) and Nordfold (population: 1,485).

On 1 January 1964, Kjerringøy ceased to exist. Most of Kjerringøy (population: 524) was incorporated into Bodin, its neighboring municipality to the south. The Brennsund district north of the Nordfolda fjord (population: 30), was incorporated into Steigen. Prior to the merger Kjerringøy had a population of 574.

On 1 January 1968, Bodin (including Kjerringøy) was incorporated into the town of Bodø.[3]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Kjerringøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Kjerringøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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