Sunnylven

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Sunnylven herad
Former Municipality
View of Hellesylt and Sunnylven Church (1880s)
View of Hellesylt and Sunnylven Church (1880s)
Sunnylven is located in Møre og Romsdal
Sunnylven
Sunnylven
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°05′07″N 06°51′57″E / 62.08528°N 6.86583°E / 62.08528; 6.86583Coordinates: 62°05′07″N 06°51′57″E / 62.08528°N 6.86583°E / 62.08528; 6.86583
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Adm. Center Hellesylt
Area
 • Total 637 km2 (246 sq mi)
ISO 3166 code NO-1523
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Stranda in 1965

Sunnylven is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It existed from 1838 until 1965 and since then it has made up the southern part of the present-day Stranda Municipality. It encompassed the areas around the Sunnylvsfjorden and Geirangerfjorden. The village of Hellesylt was the administrative centre of the municipality and Geiranger was the other main population centre in Sunnylven. The main church for the municipality was Sunnylven Church in Hellesylt.

History[edit]

The municipality of Sunnylven was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1835 census, Sunnylven had a population of 1,476.[1] On 1 January 1965, Sunnylven was incorporated into Stranda Municipality. Prior to the merger, Sunnylven had a population of 1,221.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Møre og Romsdal 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.