Kvenvær (municipality)

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Kvenvær herred
Map of the old municipalities on the island of Hitra
Map of the old municipalities on the island of Hitra
Official logo of Kvenvær herred
Sør-Trøndelag within
Norway
Kvenvær within Sør-Trøndelag
Kvenvær within Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°31′57″N 8°23′28″E / 63.5325°N 08.3912°E / 63.5325; 08.3912Coordinates: 63°31′57″N 8°23′28″E / 63.5325°N 08.3912°E / 63.5325; 08.3912
CountryNorway
CountySør-Trøndelag
DistrictFosen
Established1913
Disestablished1964
Administrative centreKvenvær
Area
 • Total216 km2 (83 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 • Total840
 • Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1618
Preceded byHitra in 1913
Succeeded byHitra 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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2014-11-28). "Kvenvær – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.