Skåre, Norway

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Skåre herad
Former Municipality
Skåre herad is located in Rogaland
Skåre herad
Skåre herad
Location in Rogaland county
Coordinates: 59°25′10″N 05°15′48″E / 59.41944°N 5.26333°E / 59.41944; 5.26333Coordinates: 59°25′10″N 05°15′48″E / 59.41944°N 5.26333°E / 59.41944; 5.26333
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Haugaland
Municipality ID NO-1153
Adm. Center Skåre
 • Total 68 km2 (26 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Torvastad in 1881
Merged into Haugesund in 1958

Skåre is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 68-square-kilometre (26 sq mi) municipality existed from 1881 until 1958 when it was merged into the neighboring town of Haugesund. Originally, it encompassed the far northwestern corner of Rogaland county, plus several islands off the western coast. Today, Skåre refers to the northern part of the town of Haugesund.[1]


The municipality of Skaare (later changed to Skåre) was created on 1 November 1881 when it was split off from the municipality of Torvastad. The new municipality had a population of 1,665. On 1 January 1911, a part of Skåre (population: 3,847) bordering the neighboring town of Haugesund was transferred to Haugesund. On 1 January 1958, the rest of Skåre (population: 6,772) was merged into the town of Haugesund, greatly expanding the size of the town.[2]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Skåre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.