Stangvik

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Stangvik herad
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1564
Adm. Center Stangvik
Area[1]
 • Total 437 km2 (169 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Surnadal in 1965
Stangvik
Village
Stangvik is located in Møre og Romsdal
Stangvik
Stangvik
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Stangvik is located in Norway
Stangvik
Stangvik
Stangvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°55′10″N 08°28′05″E / 62.91944°N 8.46806°E / 62.91944; 8.46806Coordinates: 62°55′10″N 08°28′05″E / 62.91944°N 8.46806°E / 62.91944; 8.46806
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Municipality Surnadal Municipality
Elevation[2] 50 m (160 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 6642 Stangvik

Stangvik is a village and former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located along the Stangvikfjorden in the present-day Surnadal Municipality, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of the villages of Surnadalsøra and Skei. The village is home to Stangvik Church.

The former municipality of Stangvik (historically spelled Stangvig) encompassed much of the area surrounding the Trongfjorden and the smaller fjords that branch off of it.[1]

History

The municipality of Stangvig was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1865 census, the municipality had a population of 2,619.[3] On 1 January 1874, a part of Stangvik (population: 61) was moved to neighboring Tingvoll Municipality. Then on 1 January 1877, another part of Stangvik (population: 50) was moved to Surnadal Municipality. In 1879, parts of Surnadal (population: 83) and Halsa Municipality (population: 279) were moved to Stangvik. On 1 January 1886, the Møklegjerdet farm (population: 29), just west of Glærem, was transferred from Stangvik to Surnadal. On 1 January 1897, the Sjøflot farm (population: 27), also just west of Glærem, was transferred from Stangvik to Surnadal.

On 1 May 1895, the area around the Åsskardfjorden and the Hamnesfjorden in the northern part of Stangvik was split off from Stangvik to constitute the new municipality of Aasgaard, leaving Stangvik with 2,354 inhabitants. On 1 January 1965 the municipality of Stangvik ceased to exist. The district around Ålvund and the Ålvundfjorden (population: 508) was moved to Sunndal Municipality, the district of Åsprong–Sandnes (population: 26) was moved to Tingvoll Municipality, and the rest of Stangvik (population: 1,386), along with Åsskard, was merged into Surnadal.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Stangvik. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Stangvik" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Møre og Romsdal 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. 
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.