Kornstad

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Kornstad herad
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1552
Adm. Center Kornstad
Area[1]
 • Total 66 km2 (25 sq mi)
Created from Kvernes in 1897
Merged into Averøy in 1964
Kornstad
Village
Kornstad is located in Møre og Romsdal
Kornstad
Kornstad
Kornstad is located in Norway
Kornstad
Kornstad
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°57′53″N 07°27′10″E / 62.96472°N 7.45278°E / 62.96472; 7.45278Coordinates: 62°57′53″N 07°27′10″E / 62.96472°N 7.45278°E / 62.96472; 7.45278
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Municipality Averøy Municipality
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6530 Averøy

Kornstad is a village (and a former municipality) in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located in the present-day Averøy Municipality, on the west side of the island of Averøya, along the Kornstadfjorden. Kornstad Church is located in this village. The village of Visnes (in Eide Municipality) lies directly across the fjord from Kornstad village.[1]

Kornstad was also a municipality from 1897 until 1964. The former municipality covered the southwestern part of the island of Averøya and the small Vevang area on the Romsdal peninsula, across the fjord. The municipality was 66 square kilometres (25 sq mi) upon its dissolution.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Kornstad was established on 1 January 1897 when the old Kvernes Municipality was divided. Initially, Kornstad had a population of 1,599. On 1 January 1964, the district of Vevang (population: 562) was transferred into the neighboring Eide Municipality. Also on that date, the rest of Kornstad (population: 1,356) was merged into the newly created Averøy Municipality.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Store norske leksikon. "Kornstad. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Kornstad" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.