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Nordmøre (English: North-Møre) is a traditional district in the Norwegian county of Møre og Romsdal. The 6,059-square-kilometre (2,339 sq mi) area comprises the northern third of the county including the municipalities of Kristiansund, Averøy, Tingvoll, Surnadal, Rindal, Aure, Halsa, Eide, Sunndal, Gjemnes, and Smøla. The only city in Nordmøre is Kristiansund.

Of these eleven municipalities, three are located (mainly) on islands: Kristiansund, Averøy, and Smøla; seven lie on the coast (including between, adjacent to, or at the end of, fjords): Tingvoll, Surnadal, Aure, Halsa, Eide, Sunndal, and Gjemnes; while only one is landlocked: Rindal.[1]

In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Nordmøre was a petty kingdom whose ruler was known as the Mørejarl (literally: "Møre-Earl"). Then, Nordmøre also included the municipalities north and west of Orkdal municipality, Sør-Trøndelag.[2]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nordmøre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  2. ^ Munch, Peter Andreas (1849). Historisk-geographisk beskrivelse over kongeriget Norge (Noregsveldi) i middelalderen. W. Gram. p. 6. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

Coordinates: 62°55′08″N 7°55′33″E / 62.9188°N 7.9259°E / 62.9188; 7.9259