Lurøy

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Lurøy kommune
View of Tonnes in northern Lurøy
View of Tonnes in northern Lurøy
Official logo of Lurøy kommune
Lurøy within Nordland
Lurøy within Nordland
Coordinates: 66°25′55″N 12°51′18″E / 66.43194°N 12.85500°E / 66.43194; 12.85500Coordinates: 66°25′55″N 12°51′18″E / 66.43194°N 12.85500°E / 66.43194; 12.85500
CountryNorway
CountyNordland
DistrictHelgeland
Established1 Jan 1838
Administrative centreLurøy
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Carl Einar Isachsen, Jr. (Sp)
Area
 • Total265.19 km2 (102.39 sq mi)
 • Land258.23 km2 (99.70 sq mi)
 • Water6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)  2.6%
 • Rank#275 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,890
 • Rank#288 in Norway
 • Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Decrease −0.5%
Demonym(s)lurøyværing[1]
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1834
WebsiteOfficial website

Lurøy is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Lurøy, located on the island of Lurøya. Other villages in Lurøy include Aldra, Haugland, Konsvikosen, Lovund, Sleneset / Solværøyene, Stokkvågen, and Tonnes.

The municipality is located on the coast just south of the Arctic circle, on the western edge of the Saltfjellet mountain range. The Lurøygården (Lurøy Farm) on the island of Lurøya is a more-than-200-year-old renaissance garden with old plants, a pool, and a nearly 20-metre (66 ft) high Copper Beech.

The 265-square-kilometre (102 sq mi) municipality is the 275th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Lurøy is the 288th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,890. The municipality's population density is 7.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (19/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 0.5% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

General information[edit]

View of the island Lovund

Lurøy was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1872, the far western island district (population: 289) was separated from Lurøy to become the new municipality of Træna. This left Lurøy with 1,554 residents. The borders of Lurøy have not changed since that time.[5]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the island of Lurøya (Old Norse: Lúðrøy), since the first Lurøy Church was built there. The first element is lúðr which means "hollowed log" (here probably referring to the form of the mountain of the island). The last element is øy which means "island".[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 22 August 1986. The arms show a black buoy on a gold background. The buoy is an appropriate symbol for a municipality since it is dependent on fishing and sailing.[7]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has two parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Lurøy. It is part of the Nord-Helgeland prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland.

Churches in Lurøy
Parish (sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Aldersund Aldersund Church Haugland 1971
Lurøy Lovund Church Lovund 1960
Lurøy Church Lurøya 1812
Moflag Church Moflaget 1921

Geography and climate[edit]

Lurøy is located on the western coast of Helgeland. The small strip of mainland Lurøy runs from Tonnes in the north along Norwegian County Road 17 to Stokkvågen along the Sjona fjord in the south. The rest of the municipality is located on 1,375 islands located to the west of the mainland. The major islands include Aldra, Lurøya, Onøya, Stigen, Solvær, and Lovund. There are also two islands in the northern part of Lurøya that are divided between Lurøy and neighboring Rødøy Municipality: Nesøya and Hestmona.[8]

The populated islands are reached by car ferry from Stokkvågen on the mainland. The ferry reaches Onøy (which has a bridge to Lurøya), Solvær and Lovund 5 times per day.

Climate[edit]

Norwegian Meteorological Institute has operated weather stations on Solvær islands since 1939. Data shows a marine west coast climate (oceanic climate) with very mild winters for the high latitude. Spring and summer are the driest seasons, while December is the wettest month. The all-time high was recorded in July 2018, and the all-time low is from February 1966. The average date for first overnight freeze (below 0 °C (32 °F)) in autumn is November 5 (1981-2010 average) at Solvær.[9]

Climate data for Solvær 1991-2020 (10 m, precipitation days 1961-90, extremes 1954-2022)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
8.5
(47.3)
10.5
(50.9)
17.5
(63.5)
25.5
(77.9)
29.1
(84.4)
30.7
(87.3)
28
(82)
23.2
(73.8)
19.1
(66.4)
15.1
(59.2)
10.1
(50.2)
30.7
(87.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
0.6
(33.1)
1.5
(34.7)
4.3
(39.7)
7.5
(45.5)
10.7
(51.3)
13.2
(55.8)
13.4
(56.1)
11
(52)
7.1
(44.8)
4.2
(39.6)
2.4
(36.3)
6.4
(43.6)
Record low °C (°F) −14.5
(5.9)
−16
(3)
−10.2
(13.6)
−6.4
(20.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
0.3
(32.5)
4.4
(39.9)
3.9
(39.0)
0.5
(32.9)
−5.2
(22.6)
−8
(18)
−13.5
(7.7)
−16
(3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 119
(4.7)
107
(4.2)
94
(3.7)
71
(2.8)
78
(3.1)
69
(2.7)
86
(3.4)
101
(4.0)
132
(5.2)
115
(4.5)
117
(4.6)
142
(5.6)
1,231
(48.5)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 16 14 14 13 11 11 14 14 18 20 17 18 180
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[10]

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Lurøy, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[11] The municipality falls under the Rana District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Lurøy is made up of 19 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Lurøy Kommunestyre 2020–2023 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
Total number of members:19
Lurøy Kommunestyre 2016–2019 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Lovund Cross-Party List (Lovund Tverrpolitiske Liste)1
Total number of members:19
Lurøy Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Lovund Cross-Party List (Lovund Tverrpolitiske Liste)2
Total number of members:19
Lurøy Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Lovund cross-party list (Lovund tverrpolitiske liste)1
Total number of members:19
Lurøy Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Lovund cross-party list (Lovund Tverrpolitiske Liste)2
Total number of members:19
Lurøy Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Joint list of the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)
and the Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
8
Total number of members:19
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Joint list of the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)
and the Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
10
Total number of members:23
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Cross-party election list for Aas school area
(Tverrpolitisk valgliste for Aas skolekrets)
1
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Joint list of the Centre Party (Senterpartiet)
and the Liberal Party (Venstre)
5
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Election list for the Lurøy interior and Aldra
(Valgliste for Lurøy innland og Aldra)
6
 Election list for the Gnog, Lurøy, Kvarøy and Sornesøy areas
(Valgliste for Gnog, Lurøy, Kvarøy og Sornesøy kretser)
5
 Election list for the Moflag area
(Valgliste for Moflag krets)
2
 Lovund local list (Lovund kretsliste)1
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Election list for the Lurøy interior, Aldra, and Kvarøy
(Valgliste for Lurøy innland, Aldra, og Kvarøy)
9
 Election list for the Onøy, Lurøy, Kvarøy and Sornesøy areas
(Valgliste for Onøy, Lurøy, Kvarøy og Sornesøy kretser)
6
 Election list for the Moflag and North Solvær areas
(Valgliste for Moflag og Nord-Solvær krets)
4
 Lovund local list (Lovund kretsliste)2
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)21
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)17
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)7
Total number of members:21
Lurøy Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:20
Lurøy Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)7
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:20
Lurøy Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [28]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)7
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:20
Lurøy Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [29]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:20
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

Media gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Harry Johan Olai Klippenvåg (1913 in Lurøy – 1994) a Norwegian politician, Mayor of Sør-Varanger in 1940's & 50's
  • Herluf Nygaard (1916 in Lurøy – 2001) a Norwegian military officer, active resistance fighter during WWII

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