Syvde

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Syvde herred
View of from Eidså across the Syvdsfjorden in the area of the old Syvde municipality
View of from Eidså across the Syvdsfjorden in the area of the old Syvde municipality
Official logo of Syvde herred
Møre og Romsdal within
Norway
Syvde within Møre og Romsdal
Syvde within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°05′16″N 05°44′15″E / 62.08778°N 5.73750°E / 62.08778; 5.73750Coordinates: 62°05′16″N 05°44′15″E / 62.08778°N 5.73750°E / 62.08778; 5.73750
CountryNorway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
Established1 Feb 1918
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreMyklebost
Area
 • Total125 km2 (48 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,458
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Syvding [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1512
Official language form[2]
Preceded byVanylven in 1918
Succeeded byVanylven in 1964

Syvde is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1918 until its dissolution in 1964. The 125-square-kilometre (48 sq mi) municipality included the areas surrounding the Syvdsfjorden in the eastern part of the present-day Vanylven Municipality. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Myklebost, at the end of the fjord. Syvde Church was the municipal church.[3]

History[edit]

The municipality of Syvde was established on 1 February 1918 when the old Vanylven Municipality was split into two municipalities: Vanyvlen and Syvde. Initially, Syvde had a population of 1,260. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, all of Syvde Municipality (population: 1,458), all of Rovde Municipality located south of the Rovdefjorden (population: 436), and all of Vanylven Municipality (population: 2,003) where merged into a new, larger Vanylven Municipality.[4]

Name[edit]

The name Syvde comes from the local fjord, Syvdsfjorden. The Old Norse form is Sybðir which means "crooked" or "bent", referring to the shape of the fjord. The name was historically spelled "Søvde".[3][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-06-17). "Syvde - tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  5. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1908). Norske gaardnavne: Romsdals amt (in Norwegian) (13 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 11.