Nordfold-Kjerringøy

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Nordfold-Kjerringøy herred
Former Municipality
Nordfold-Kjerringøy herred is located in Nordland
Nordfold-Kjerringøy herred
Nordfold-Kjerringøy herred
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 67°45′48″N 15°13′58″E / 67.76333°N 15.23278°E / 67.76333; 15.23278Coordinates: 67°45′48″N 15°13′58″E / 67.76333°N 15.23278°E / 67.76333; 15.23278
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Salten
Municipality ID NO-1846
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Folden in 1887
Split into Nordfold and Kjerringøy in 1906

Nordfold-Kjerringøy is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The municipality covered the southern part of the present-day municipality of Steigen, the northern part of the present-day municipality of Bodø, and the northern part of the present-day municipality of Sørfold.

History[edit]

The municipality of Nordfold-Kjerringøy was established on 1 January 1887, when the municipality of Folden was split into two new municipalities: Nordfold-Kjerringøy and Sørfold. Initially, Nordfold-Kjerringøy had a population of 1,347. On 1 January 1894 the Movik farm (population: 30) on the north side of the Sagfjorden was moved administratively from Nordfold-Kjerringøy to Sørfold. On 1 January 1906, Nordfold-Kjerringøy ceased to exist when it was split into two new municipalities: Nordfold and Kjerringøy. Before the partition, Nordfold-Kjerringøy had a population of 2,342.[1]

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