Vigra

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Vigra herred
View of Vigra island
View of Vigra island
Official logo of Vigra herred
Vigra within Møre og Romsdal
Vigra within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°33′28″N 06°04′42″E / 62.55778°N 6.07833°E / 62.55778; 6.07833Coordinates: 62°33′28″N 06°04′42″E / 62.55778°N 6.07833°E / 62.55778; 6.07833
CountryNorway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictSunnmøre
Established1 Jan 1890
 • Preceded byHaram Municipality
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
 • Succeeded byGiske Municipality
Administrative centreRoald
Area
 (upon dissolution)
 • Total20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population
 (1964)
 • Total1,569
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
DemonymVigring[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1533

Vigra is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county on the west coast of Norway. The 20-square-kilometre (7.7 sq mi) municipality existed from 1890 until its dissolution in 1964 when it was merged into the present-day Giske Municipality. The former municipality was made up of the island of Vigra along with many smaller islets surrounding it. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Roald, and Vigra Church was the main church for the municipality.[3]

Also, Vigra a meteorology term which is precipitation from a cloud that never reaches the surface.

History[edit]

On 1 January 1890, the western islands in Haram Municipality were separated from Haram and established as Roald Municipality. The initial population was 794. In 1911, the name of the municipality was changed to Vigra. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the whole municipality of Vigra was merged into the neighboring Giske Municipality. Prior to the merger, the population of the municipality was 1,569.[4] In 1988, five nature reserves were established on the island, including the Blindheimsvik Wildlife Sanctuary.[5]

Name[edit]

The municipality was named after the main island of Vigra. The island's name comes from the Old Norse word vigr which means "spear". It is likely that a peninsula of the island was being compared to the shape of a spear blade.[3]

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Vigra, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elects a mayor.[6]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Heradsstyre) of Vigra was made up of 13 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Vigra Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:13
Vigra Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:13
Vigra Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)9
Total number of members:12
Vigra Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)9
Total number of members:12
Vigra Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [11]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)9
Total number of members:12
Vigra Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [12]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:12
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

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. (2017-02-22). "Vigra - kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  5. ^ "Forskrift om vern av Blindheimsvik fuglefredingsområde, Giske kommune, Møre og Romsdal". May 27, 1988. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (2016-05-12). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  11. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  12. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-04-20.