|• Total||777 km2 (300 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Created from||Hemnes in 1929|
|Merged into||Rana and Hemnes in 1964|
Sør-Rana is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. Sør-Rana encompassed an area on both sides of the middle section of the Ranfjorden around where the Sørfjorden and Elsfjorden branch off the main fjord.
The municipality of Sør-Rana was established on 1 July 1929 when it was separated from the municipality of Hemnes. Initially, the new municipality had a population of 1,708. On 1 January 1964, the district of Sør-Rana that was north of the Ranfjorden, with 697 inhabitants, was merged with the town of Mo i Rana, the municipality of Nord-Rana, and the eastern part of Nesna to create the new municipality Rana. The rest of Sør-Rana (south of the Ranfjorden), with 934 inhabitants, was merged back into the municipality of Hemnes.
- Store norske leksikon. "Sør-Rana" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-05.
- Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
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