Vigra

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Not to be confused with Viagra.
This article is about the former municipality in Norway. For the island in Norway, see Vigra (island).
Vigra herad
Former Municipality
View of Vigra island
View of Vigra island
Vigra herad is located in Møre og Romsdal
Vigra herad
Vigra herad
Location in 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
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Adm. Center Roald
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-1533
Created from Haram Municipality in 1890
Merged into Giske Municipality in 1964

Vigra is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county on the west coast of Norway. It is located in the present-day Giske Municipality. The former municipality was made up of the island of Vigra along with many smaller islets surrounding it. The municipality existed from 1890 until 1964 when it was merged into Giske Municipality. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Roald, and Vigra Church was the main church for the municipality.[2]

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. 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vigra. – øy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vigra. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.