Jøssund (municipality)

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Jøssund herad
Former municipality
Jøssund herad is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Jøssund herad
Jøssund herad
Jøssund within Sør-Trøndelag
Jøssund herad is located in Norway
Jøssund herad
Jøssund herad
Jøssund herad (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°50′44″N 09°47′40″E / 63.84556°N 9.79444°E / 63.84556; 9.79444Coordinates: 63°50′44″N 09°47′40″E / 63.84556°N 9.79444°E / 63.84556; 9.79444
Country Norway
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Fosen
Established 1896
Disestablished 1964
Administrative centre Jøssund
Area
 • Total 79 km2 (31 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 1,917
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1629
Official language form Unknown
Preceded by Aafjord in 1896
Succeeded by Bjugn in 1964

Jøssund is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1896 until its dissolution in 1964. The 79-square-kilometre (31 sq mi) municipality encompassed northern coastal area of the present-day municipality of Bjugn in Trøndelag county. The main church for Jøssund was Jøssund Church in the village of Jøssund which was the administrative centre of the municipality. Other villages in Jøssund included Lysøysundet and Vallersund.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Jøssund was established on 1 January 1896 when it was split off from the large municipality of Aafjord. Initially, Jøssund had a population of 1,529. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Jøssund (population: 1,917) was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Bjugn (population: 1,240), Nes (population: 1,107), and the northern part of Stjørna (population: 676) to form a new, larger municipality of Bjugn.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2014-11-28). "Jøssund – tidligere kommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-28. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.