Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality

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Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality
Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune
County
Coat of arms of Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality
Coat of arms
Location in Norway
Location in Norway
Country Norway
Administrative center Leikanger
Government
 • County mayor Åshild Kjelsnes
ISO 3166 code NO-14
Schools 14
Pupils 4,500
Transit authority Fjord1
Website www.sfj.no

Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality (Norwegian: Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune) is the regional governing administration for Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. The main responsibilities of the county municipality includes the running of 14 upper secondary schools with 4,500 pupils.[1] It administrates the county roadways, public transport, dental care, culture, and cultural heritage.[2]

The county council has 39 members, and since 2011, Chairman of the County Council is Åshild Kjelsnes of the Labour Party.[3] The county council has 39 representatives as shown below:

Sogn og Fjordane Fylkestinget 2011–2015
Party Name Name in Norwegian Number of
representatives
  Labour Party Arbeiderpartiet 11
  Progress Party Framstegspartiet 3
  Conservative Party Høgre 7
  Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 3
  Centre Party Senterpartiet 10
  Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti 2
  Liberal Party Venstre 3
Total number of members: 39

Location[edit]

The administrative seat is located at the village of Leikanger in Leikanger municipality where all of the county offices are located except for the cultural division, which is located in the town of Førde. Tore Eriksen is chief-of-administration.[4] Traditionally, the county administration was said to be in the village of Hermansverk, which was regarded as the administrative seat, but Hermansverk and the neighboring village of Leikanger have grown together and form one large village, and now the administrative seat is said to be Leikanger even though the buildings are still in the same place.

Transport[edit]

Leikanger with the county administration buildings visible

The county previously owned the transportation company Fylkesbaatane i Sogn og Fjordane, which operated ferry services throughout the county. In 2001, Fylkesbaatane merged with the Møre og Romsdal County Municipality-owned Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbåtar to create the new company Fjord1, of which Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality remains a majority shareholder.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opplæring" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "In English". Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fylkestinget" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fylkesrådmannen" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality. Retrieved 23 January 2012.