Vossestrand

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Vossestrand herad
Former Municipality
Vossestrand herad is located in Hordaland
Vossestrand herad
Vossestrand herad
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°48′N 06°36′E / 60.800°N 6.600°E / 60.800; 6.600Coordinates: 60°48′N 06°36′E / 60.800°N 6.600°E / 60.800; 6.600
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Voss
Municipality ID NO-1236
Adm. Center Vasstrondi
Area[1]
 • Total 527 km2 (203 sq mi)
Population (1963)
 • Total 1,576
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Voss in 1868
Merged into Voss in 1964

Vossestrand is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The 527-square-kilometre (203 sq mi) municipality existed from 1868 until 1964 and it was located in the northern part of the present-day municipality of Voss. The municipality was centered on the nearby villages of Vinje and Oppheim, where the two churches for the municipality are located: Vinje Church and Oppheim Church. The large lake Oppheimsvatnet sat in the central part of the municipality.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Vossestrand was created on 1 January 1868 when the old (large) municipality of Voss was divided. The northern part became Vossestrand and the southern part remained as Voss. Initially, Vossestrand had a population of 2,009. On 21 August 1869, an unpopulated area of Voss was administratively transferred to the municipality of Vossestrand. On 1 January 1964, the entire municipality was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Evanger and Voss, forming the present-day municipality of Voss. There were 1,573 residents at the time of the merger.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Vossestrand. – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.