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Leiranger herred
Former Municipality
Leiranger herred is located in Nordland
Leiranger herred
Leiranger herred
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 67°44′17″N 14°48′22″E / 67.73806°N 14.80611°E / 67.73806; 14.80611Coordinates: 67°44′17″N 14°48′22″E / 67.73806°N 14.80611°E / 67.73806; 14.80611
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Salten
Municipality ID NO-1847
Adm. Center Leines
 • Total 185 km2 (71 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Steigen in 1900
Merged into Steigen in 1964

Leiranger is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The administrative centre of Leiranger was the village of Leines. The municipality encompassed the area around the Leinesfjorden and the islands surrounding the mouth of the fjord. The village of Leinesfjorden lies at the end of the fjord.[1]


On 1 September 1900 the southern district of the municipality of Steigen was separated to become the new municipality of Ledingen. Initially, the municipality had 1,117 residents. In 1910, the name was changed to Leiranger. On 1 January 1964, the municipality was merged with Steigen and parts of Hamarøy, Kjerringøy, and Nordfold to form the new, larger municipality of Steigen. Prior to the merger, Leiranger had a population of 1,397.[2]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Leiranger" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.