Gravvik (municipality)

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Gravvik herred
Former municipality
Gravvik herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Gravvik herred
Gravvik herred
Gravvik within Nord-Trøndelag
Gravvik herred is located in Norway
Gravvik herred
Gravvik herred
Gravvik herred (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°59′24″N 11°46′07″E / 64.99000°N 11.76861°E / 64.99000; 11.76861Coordinates: 64°59′24″N 11°46′07″E / 64.99000°N 11.76861°E / 64.99000; 11.76861
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Established 1 Jan 1909
Disestablished 1 Jan 1964
Administrative centre Gravvik
Area
 • Total 192 km2 (74 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 816
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1754
Preceded by Leka in 1909
Succeeded by Nærøy in 1964

Gravvik is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 192-square-kilometre (74 sq mi) municipality existed from 1909 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality covered the northern coastal areas of the present-day municipality of Nærøy in Trøndelag county. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Gravvik where the Gravvik Church is located.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Gravvik was established on 1 January 1909 when the municipality of Leka was divided in two. The northern island area (population: 1,209) became the new (smaller) municipality of Leka and the southern coastal area (population: 881) became the municipality of Gravvik.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipalities of Kolvereid (population: 2,426), Nærøy (population: 2,182), Gravvik (population: 816), and the western two-thirds of Foldereid were merged to form the new, larger municipality of Nærøy.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-12-08). "Gravvik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.