Tresfjord

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This article is about the former municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. For other uses, see Tresfjord (disambiguation).
Tresfjord herad
Sylte herad
Former Municipality
Tresfjord is located in Møre og Romsdal
Tresfjord
Tresfjord
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°31′14″N 07°07′23″E / 62.52056°N 7.12306°E / 62.52056; 7.12306Coordinates: 62°31′14″N 07°07′23″E / 62.52056°N 7.12306°E / 62.52056; 7.12306
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Romsdal
Municipality ID NO-1536
Adm. Center Tresfjord
Area
 • Total 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Vestnes in 1899
Merged into Vestnes in 1964

Tresfjord is former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1899 until 1964 and it encompassed about 200 square kilometres (77 sq mi) in the southern part of the present-day Vestnes Municipality. The municipality included the Skorgedalen valley and the area surrounding both sides of the southern half of the Tresfjorden. The village of Tresfjord was the administrative centre of the municipality, and it was the location of Tresfjord Church, the main church for the municipality.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Sylte was established on 1 January 1899 when it was separated from Vestnes Municipality. The initial population was 1,408. The name was changed to Tresfjord on 28 April 1922. On 1 January 1964, the municipality ceased to exist when it became a part of Vestnes Municipality once again. The population at that time was 1,319.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Tresfjord kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.