Nord-Rana

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Nord-Rana herred
Former Municipality
Nord-Rana herred is located in Nordland
Nord-Rana herred
Nord-Rana herred
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 66°20′46″N 14°07′48″E / 66.34611°N 14.13000°E / 66.34611; 14.13000Coordinates: 66°20′46″N 14°07′48″E / 66.34611°N 14.13000°E / 66.34611; 14.13000
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality ID NO-1833
Adm. Center Ytteren
Area
 • Total 3,980 km2 (1,540 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Mo in 1923
Merged into Rana in 1964

Nord-Rana is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The administrative centre was the village of Ytteren, just north of Mo i Rana. The former municipality makes up about 90% of the present-day municipality of Rana.[1]

History[edit]

Map of Nord-Rana inside the present-day Rana municipality

The municipality of Nord-Rana was established on 1 January 1923 when the old municipality of Mo was split into the town of Mo i Rana and the rest of the old municipality became Nord-Rana. The new municipality had an initial population of 1,305. On 1 January 1964, Nord-Rana was merged with the town of Mo i Rana and parts of the municipalities of Sør-Rana and Nesna to create the large, new municipality of Rana. Prior to the merger, the population of Nord-Rana was 11,636.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nord-Rana" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.