Tromsøysund

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Tromsøysund herad
Tromsøe landdistrikt
Former Municipality
Arm of the Ramfjorden in Tromsøysund
Arm of the Ramfjorden in Tromsøysund
Coordinates: 69°38′53″N 18°59′13″E / 69.64806°N 18.98694°E / 69.64806; 18.98694Coordinates: 69°38′53″N 18°59′13″E / 69.64806°N 18.98694°E / 69.64806; 18.98694
Country Norway
County Troms
District Hålogaland
Municipality ID NO-1934
Adm. Center Tromsøysund
Area[1]
 • Total 1,596 km2 (616 sq mi)
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Tromsø in 1964

Tromsøysund is a former municipality in Troms county in Norway. It is located in the southern and eastern parts of the present-day municipality of Tromsø, on the island of Kvaløya and on the mainland. The municipality included the villages of Bjerkaker, Tromsdalen, and Movik.

History[edit]

The Tromsøe landdistrikt municipality, adjacent to the city of Tromsøe, was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Around that time, the new municipality had a population of 4,286.[2] In 1860, Balsfjord (population: 3,610) was split from Tromsøe landdistrikt to constitute a municipality of its own, leaving Tromsøe landdistrikt with 2,632 inhabitants. On 1 January 1860, an area of Tromsøe landdistrikt (population: 110) was transferred to Tromsø. In November 1860, the name of the municipality was changed to Tromsøysund. On 1 January 1873, a part of the neighboring municipality of Malangen (population: 287) was merged back into Tromsøysund (this area in Malangen was separated from Balsfjord in 1871). This area included the Bakkejord-Kvalnes-Lauksletta-Mjelde area in southern Kvaløya and Brokskar-Bentsjorda area on the mainland. At the same time, an uninhabited part of Tromsøysund was also transferred to Tromsø.

On 1 July 1915, part of Tromsøysund (population: 512) was transferred to Tromsø. Again on 1 July 1955, the Bjerkaker area of Tromsøysund (population: 1,583) was transferred to Tromsø. Finally, on 1 January 1964, all the rest of Tromsøysund was incorporated into Tromsø. Prior to the merger, Tromsøysund had a population of 16,727–somewhat more than Tromsø itself.[1] [3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tromsøysund. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  2. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Troms 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  4. ^ "Arkivkatalog. Tromsøysund kommune. 1838–1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Tromsø kommune. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 

External links[edit]

  • Tromsø travel guide from Wikivoyage