The village of Skjerstad,
viewed from Skjerstad Church
|• Total||465 km2 (180 sq mi)|
|Created as||Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838|
|Merged into||Bodø in 2005|
|Elevation||28 m (92 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||8102 Skjerstad|
Skjerstad (şjæŗ`şţa) is a village and a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The municipality originally encompassed area on the northern and southern shores in the central part of the large Skjerstad Fjord. The small village of Skjerstad sits at the mouth of the Misværfjorden, where it joins Skjerstad Fjord. The village is also the location of Skjerstad Church.
The municipality of Skjerstad was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1905, the northern district of Skjerstad (population: 4,646) was separated to form the new municipality of Fauske. In 1949, a small district of Skjerstad (population: 10) was transferred to neighboring Saltdal. On 1 January 1963, a small area in western Skjerstad (population: 224) was transferred to neighboring Bodin. On 1 January 2005, the entire municipality of Skjersted was merged into the town of Bodø. Just prior to the merger (in 2002), the population of Skjerstad was 1,080.
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