Map of the old municipalities on the island of Hitra
Kvenvær within Sør-Trøndelag
|• Total||216 km2 (83 sq mi)|
|*Area at municipal dissolution.|
|• Density||3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1618|
|Preceded by||Hitra in 1913|
|Succeeded by||Hitra in 1964|
Kvenvær is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 216-square-kilometre (83 sq mi) municipality existed from 1913 until 1964. It is located in what is now the municipality of Hitra in Trøndelag county. The municipality included the western part of the island of Hitra plus many surrounding islands including Bispøyan. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Kvenvær where Kvenvær Church is located. Other villages in Kvenvær municipality included Forsnes and Andersskogan.
The municipality of Kvenvær was established on 1 January 1913 when the municipality of Hitra was divided with the western part of the municipality (population: 1,157) becoming the new municipality of Kvenvær. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Kvenvær (population: 840), Hitra (population: 1,344), Sandstad (population: 1,028), and Fillan (population: 1,759) were merged to form a new, larger municipality of Hitra.
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- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.